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Care Wisconsin’s 2019 Medicare Dual Advantage Plan is a 5 Out of 5 Star Plan* If you live here in this area and have both Medicare and Medicaid, you may qualify for Medicare Dual Advantage - a Special Needs Plan with $0 deductibles and $0 premiums. Medicare Dual Advantage has you covered! Medicare Benefits

Special Extras to Take Care of You

Hospital Stays (Part A)

Over-the-Counter Catalog with hundreds of items!

Doctor Visits (Part B)

Up to $150/year for eyeglasses, lenses, or contacts

Prescription Drugs (Part D)

A Personal Emergency Device with fall detection

To learn more about Care Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage: Visit www.carewisc.org Call toll-free 1-800-963-0035 (TTY WI Relay 711) Ask to speak with Lisa Morse-Heinz, your local licensed Medicare Product Advisor. *Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Care Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage is a HMO Special Needs Plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefit and co-payments may apply. We comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. If you need help in another language, please let us know. Call 1-800-963-0035 (TTY WI Relay 711) for more information. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, los servicios de asistencia de idiomas están disponibles sin cargo, llame al 1-800-963-0035 (TTY: 711). CEEB TOOM: Yog koj hais lus Hmoob, kev pab rau lwm yam lus muaj rau koj dawb xwb. Hu 1-800-963-0035 (TTY:711).

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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2019–FEBRUARY 2020

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

19

Successful Aging Never Too Old to Laugh

8 16

The Truth About Alzheimer’s: Looking Beyond Common Myths

publisher

PO Box 174 Baraboo, WI 53913-0174 P (608) 356-8757 • F (608) 356-8875

editor-in-chief & director of sales Amy S. Johnson publication designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab design team Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker administration Cathy Bacon, Debora Knutson

20

END OF LIFE

Considering How Cultural Differences Influence the End-of-Life Experience

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

25 26

31

Should You Consider a Trust?

32

GENERAL 37 Olbrich Volunteers: Growing in the Garden

38

HEALTH 51

Aromatherapy 52 Regenerative Medicine 60

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

63

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

85

Yesteryear, Not Yesterday

64

contributing writers Jean Bachhuber, Barbara Boustead, Rene Gibbs-Tharpe, Laura Hunt, Beth Johnson, Dr. Douglas Keehn, DO, Jen Klug, Kari Paterson, Marty Petillo,

Home Care Providers Step into the Gap Finding the Right Fit: Individual Caregivers vs. Agency

86 96

Karen Reppen, Ray C. Schenk, Wendy Sulzer

photographs Advanced Pain Management, All Saints Neighborhood, Oakwood Village, Olbrich Gardens, The Pines Senior Living

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ADVERTISER INDEX Advanced Pain Management

54

Horizon Senior Housing

77

Agape Services

91

Independent Living, Inc.

95

Age at Home by Agrace

92

Keller Apartments - Whitcomb Square

81

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care

29

Madison Computer Works

41

All About Living with Carol Koby

42

Madison Essentials

48

All Saints Neighborhood

68

Maplewood

73

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance

23

Metcalfe’s

43

Alzheimer’s Association

21

Moving Maude

46

NewBridge

12 82

Area Agency on Aging

10 & 95

Aster Senior Communities

71

Noel Manor

Attic Angel Community

84

Oak Park Place

Azura Memory Care

66

Oakwood Village

BrightStar Senior Living

72

O’Connell Pharmacy

59

Broihahn Management & Consulting, LLC

79

Paisan’s

49

Brookdale Senior Living

67

The Pines Senior Living

98

Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

75

Porta Bella

49

Capri Senior Communities

74

Quivey’s Grove

45

CapTel, Inc.

89

Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center

83

Restaino & Associates Realtors

44

Rise Up, Inc.

58

Care Wisconsin Catholic Charities

2 62 & 88

4 & 100 3

ComForCare Home Care Services

11

RSVP of Dane County

49

Community Living Alliance, Inc.

13

SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives)

57

Dane Buy Local

50

Segues, LLC

47

SSM Health at Home

99

Dane County Humane Society

41 & 50

Emerson Senior Living

83

Stoughton Hospital

55

Ganser Company

90

Sun Prairie Health Care Center

81

SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC

35

Gunderson Funeral and Cremation

28 & 36

Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC

34

Visiting Angels

94

Heartland Hospice Care

30

Ward-Brodt Music

40

Heritage Senior Living

80

Waunakee Manor

81

Home Elements & Concepts

48

Wispact

15

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9

Abuse & Neglect

9

ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers)

10 Advocacy Groups & Support 10 Benefit Specialists 11 Caregiver Information 12 Case Managers 12 Coalitions 12 Consumer Protection 13 Crime Prevention & Safety 13 Disability Resources 14 Energy (Utilities) 14 Health Plans & Assistance 15 Membership Programs 15 Nonprofit Organizations 17 Prescription Drug Assistance 17 Senior Centers 18 Social Services 18 Veteran Services

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8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Successful AGING BY LAURA HUNT The term successful aging is popular among professionals who work with or study the aging population. It became popular in the late ‘80s when authors John Wallis Rowe and Robert Kahn published their book Successful Aging. In their book, they suggest that successful aging can be defined as “freedom from disease and disability, high cognitive and physical functioning, and active engagement with life.” Other definitions have been suggested since then, but they all

point to the importance of a healthy lifestyle, continued learning, and staying engaged. The growth of the U.S. population age 65+ exceeds that of the total population and the population under age 65. Most of this segment does not recognize themselves as seniors or older adults. As they near or enter retirement, they are embarking on new adventures and careers as only a “not old” person can do. They have no

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intention of complacently complying with the stereotypes they associate with being older or retired. More than one person in their 70s or 80s has told me that they aren’t old enough to come to the senior center. The stereotypes about aging are usually unpleasant and demeaning. Aging, getting old, and senior citizen are all terms with negative connotations associated with illness, lack of mobility, memory loss, and loneliness to name


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 a few. These conditions do not define aging, and usually can be delayed or are preventable. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) developed the Aging Mastery Program, which was brought to Wisconsin communities in 2015. The program addresses the increased life expectancy after retirement and how to be prepared for 20 to 30 years of quality engaged life after leaving the workplace. The 10 program segments provide valuable information and community resources that may also benefit a participant’s aging parents: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise and You, Sleep, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Relationships, Medication Management, Falls Prevention, and Community Engagement. Senior centers across the state have been offering this program, and the response has been extremely positive. Most class members have been baby boomers. In evaluations, they gave high marks on the guest speakers and the usefulness of the information. One participant said, “The programs teach you the ways that you can be the best you can be for as long as you can. It’s crucial that people age healthy because it is going to become a problem for everyone if we don’t.”

Many cultures celebrate the wisdom and contributions of the elder members of their society. How did growing older get to be something to be ashamed of in American culture? I assure you that growing old is preferable to the alternative. You’re never too old to take charge of your journey. Stay in touch with family and friends, take care of your physical and mental health, and do the things that you want to do. Define yourself and, above all else, demand respect! You didn’t make it this far by chance but rather by successful aging.

Laura Hunt is the program coordinator at MSC (Madison Senior Center) and oversees programs, special events, community outreach, and public relations. MSC offers a range of programs and services that involve adults age 55+ as leaders, teachers, and learners.

ABUSE & NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse/assault.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO THESE WISCONSIN PROVIDERS • Assisted living providers: Adult Day Centers, AFHs, CBRFs, and RCACs (608) 264-9888 or (800) 642-6552 • Caregiver misconduct: noncredentialed caregivers, credentialed staff, and professional staff (608) 261-8319 or (800) 642-6552 • Home health and hospice agencies (608) 267-1441 or (800) 642-6552 • Health and residential care providers: adult day care, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, corporate guardianships, hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, pain clinics, personal care agencies, and rural healthcare clinics ​(608) 266-8481 or (800) 642-6552 ​• Mental health and substance abuse treatment programs (​608) 266-2717 or (800) 642-6552 •​ State-licensed nursing homes ​(608) 266-7474 or (800) 642-6552

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT HELPLINE (608) 261-9933 or 911

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

ADRCs ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers) can help make connections to resources about in-home personal care and nursing, housing options, housekeeping and chore services, home modifications, adaptive equipment, transportation, health, nutrition, homedelivered meal programs, Medicare, JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Medicaid, Social Security, caregiver supports, and respite information. Below are the ADRCs in your area by county.

ADRC OF COLUMBIA COUNTY (608) 742-9233 co.columbia.wi.us /columbia-county/adrc

ADRC OF DANE COUNTY (608) 240-7400 daneadrc.org

ADRC OF DODGE COUNTY (920) 386-3580 Find us on Facebook

ADRC OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

ADRC OF SAUK COUNTY

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN

Serving Crawford, Juneau, Richland & Sauk Counties (608) 355-3289 adrceagle.org

(608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

ADVOCACY GROUPS & SUPPORT Advocacy can be described as support for or on behalf of someone for a particular cause, issue, or policy.

AARP (866) 448-3611 aarp.org/wi

(920) 674-8734 jeffersoncountywi.gov

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU)

ADRC OF ROCK COUNTY

(414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

(608) 741-3600 co.rock.wi.us/adrc

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596 cwagwisconsin.org

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR) (608) 243-5670 gwaar.org

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE ASSISTANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/pages/consumers /longtermcare.aspx

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov

BENEFIT SPECIALISTS Helpful information to note: Elderly Benefit Specialists (EBS) assist individuals 60+ to determine available private or government benefits. Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) assist people between the ages of 18 and 59 with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities. See also ADRCs and Case Managers categories in this section to assist with individual benefits.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Elder Benefits Specialists Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Provides free advocacy and legal advice/representation for senior adults age 60+ residing in Dane County faced with financial, housing, and other healthcare-related disputes, denials,

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 unpaid claims, and similar issues which cause economic or socially isolating effects. Calls are routed through the ADRC.

BENEFITS AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org/services/benefits

CAREGIVER INFORMATION A caregiver is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or long-term conditions. This assistance can be classified as hands on, financial, emotional, formal, and informal. Below you will find training programs, education, information, and support groups. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find support assistance in your residence.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Caring for Caregivers Program Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com • Caregiver grants for respite and supplemental services • Resources and referrals for caregivers • Classes for caregivers • Presentations and Learning Sessions on caregiving to business & community • Care planning for sustainability • Crisis planning

the Adult Day Center, All Saints Neighborhood, CompanionCare, and Respite Care Teams.

COMFOR CARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

DANE COUNTY UNITED WAY Caregiver Information (608) 246-4350 unitedwaydanecounty.org/who -is-a-caregiver

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

702 S. High Point Rd., Ste. 103 Madison 53719 (608) 826-8020 kmedenwaldt@ccmadison.org ccmadison.org Catholic Charities’ Aging Services helps older adults maintain the independence of living in their homes and communities while assisting caregivers with education and respite programs. Services include

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12 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT (855) 260-3274 caregiver.va.gov

often have case managers on staff. There is also a Care Managers category under the Safe & Healthy at Home section.

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

(608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

WISCONSIN’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS (866) 843-9810 wisconsincaregiver.org

CASE MANAGERS Case managers assist patients and families in evaluating, arranging, and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future. Depending on expertise, they can assist in determining next steps in legal situations, healthcare, benefits, and more. Check the Coalitions and Senior Centers categories in this section, as they

Case Management Program Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com AAA contracts with Dane County senior centers to provide case managers who assess senior needs and create service plans that may include applying for community resources and programs. See website for provider list/location.

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and people with disabilities or chronic illnesses

to live independently and with dignity in their homes. CLA provides individualized services, including case management, personal care, support brokering, and home chore services that help people to improve their quality of life and live with self-determination.

MADISON PARENT CARE LLC (608) 228-9797 madisonparentcare.com

NEWBRIDGE

128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 110 Madison, WI 53713 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to empower older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their health, safety, independence, and community connection. Our Case Management connects social workers to older adults who need assistance accessing resources, such as food, transportation, affordable housing, energy assistance, and benefits.

COALITIONS Coalitions are a great source of information and a good place to start researching specific areas of interest (for example, senior housing options). Case managers are oftentimes on staff to help coordinate services and assistance when needed.

NEWBRIDGE (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

CONSUMER PROTECTION BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) Main Office - Milwaukee (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 13 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

CRIME PREVENTION & SAFETY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM (608) 266-4238 cityofmadison.com/police/safety /crimeprevention

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM (608) 264-9497 doj.state.wi.us

CYBER SAFETY (608) 255-2345 cityofmadison.com/police/safety/cyber

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

DISABILITY RESOURCES See also the this section.

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ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES – BY COUNTY (888) 879-0017 (Central Office) dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

BRAILLE LIBRARY AND TRANSCRIBING SERVICES (608) 233-0222 bltsinc.org

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

TRIAD—RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7897 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org Presentations on crime prevention and safety topics are free and open to the public at various locations in Cottage Grove, Verona, and Madison. Free winterization car checks for seniors. Annual Dane County/State Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference & Expo. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES ENERGY (UTILITIES) ALLIANT ENERGY (800) ALLIANT (255-4268) alliantenergy.com

KEEP WISCONSIN WARM/ COOL FUND (800) 891-WARM (9276) kwwf.org

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC (608) 252-7222 mge.com

WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WHEAP) (608) 267-3680 homeenergyplus.wi.gov

BUREAU OF AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES (608) 266-2536 dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/badr.htm

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (DRW) (608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE

(608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net

Review the Case Managers and Benefit Specialists categories in this section.

STATE ORGANIZATION ON ARTS AND DISABILITY

ACCESS WISCONSIN WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

(608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL) (800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

226 Corporate Dr., Madison 53714 (608) 268-6006 jgiese@wispact.org wispact.org Wispact Trusts help disabled persons on public benefits to have assets over the $2,000 asset limit. Income and assets in special needs trusts are excluded as resources under Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income rules and will not affect benefit eligibility.

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(800) 362-3002 access.wisconsin.gov

BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Medigap helpline & health insurance related questions (800) 242-1060 longtermcare.wi.gov

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (866) 770-2262 ssa.gov


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE SENIOR ISSUES COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/consumer/seniors.htm

WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS Specific interests, sometimes at a cost.

PLATO/UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization created to enable members 55+ to live secure, engaged lives on their own terms. Members support each other and the organization in a variety of ways. An extensive network of resources available, such as prescreened vendors, daily check-in service, house checks, home technology assistance, discounted personal emergency services, and more —all for less than $1 per day!

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

COMMUNITY SHARES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-1066 communityshares.com

CYCLING WITHOUT AGE GREATER MADISON

(608) 630-8981 facebook.com/cwamadison A volunteer initiative partnering with our community to offer seniors and people with disabilities free trishaw rides. We give people with limited mobility a chance to feel the wind in their hair, share a smile with their neighbors, and get back into nature hearing the birds,

feeling the warmth of the sun, and sharing stories.

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL) (608) 230-4321 sailtoday.org

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN FOUNDATION (608) 263-4545 supportuw.org

VSA WISCONSIN INC. (608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

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NEVER TOO OLD to Laugh BY BARBARA BOUSTEAD Laughter is the best medicine, an old adage I refer to in my work with seniors and veterans. It’s important to maintain optimism and a sense of humor when assisting clients with finances, especially when they’d prefer handling their own. Mary’s Daughter began in 2011 and was named after my mom, Mary Hyatte, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 93. When I had helped her with advocacy and bill paying, I realized I enjoyed it. After some research, I discovered that what I was doing had a name—daily money management— and that there are many who provide this type of service who belong to

the American Association of Daily Money Managers. My first client was in her late 90s. She had been scammed out of her retirement savings by her grandson, and because of the loss, she had to move out of the residence she loved into a more affordable facility. I met with her twice a month to open mail and pay bills, and I enjoyed her stories of world travels and laughed about her problems with “new-fangled gadgets,” like cell phones and the internet. Another client was in his early 70s, and was referred by his brother because of financial management concerns—the

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client had developed malignant brain tumors, which caused dementia. The client and I would sit at the kitchen table while I organized paperwork and paid bills. After my work was completed, he’d happily take me on a walk in his garden. He was an avid gardener who laughed at my lack of knowledge about the flowers he’d planted. Eventually, he transitioned to a memory care facility, where I’d visit with flowers from his garden. He always smiled at the flowers, even though he couldn’t always identify them like he once could. I was asked to help a woman in her 80s because she was causing


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 17 problems at her apartment complex with numerous demands for help with her phone. It turned out she was suffering from dementia and her phone service had been terminated due to nonpayment. Prior to this, she’d been extremely organized and paid her bills on time. While organizing this client’s paperwork, I found a large uncashed check. This caused us to laugh, and she joked that I needed to keep looking for treasures. Then when it was time to file her taxes, I asked her CPA about medical expense deductions. He’d been doing her taxes for three years without knowing she had high premiums. With this new information, my client received a $9,000 refund. I also asked him to file amended returns for the previous three years, which netted her an additional $3,000. She was very excited to receive the windfall, and so was I. Although I experience much joy in my work, it can be quite challenging. When a client passes away, it’s like losing a family member. But it’s important that my clients and their families don’t have to worry. Many families share that they experience more joy and peace of mind knowing the tasks are being expertly handled by a trusted and caring professional. I believe I’m using my spiritual gifts and doing what my mom wants me to do. I truly believe she’s smiling and saying, “Good job, Barbara.”

Barbara Boustead is the owner of Mary’s Daughter LLC.

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA)

DEFOREST AREA COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

(608) 288-0246 ewala.org

(608) 846-9469 deforestcenter.org

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING

EVANSVILLE SENIOR CENTER - PRIMETIMERS

(608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

(608) 846-9469

FITCHBURG SENIOR CENTER

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE O’CONNELL PHARMACY

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy will help you stay home and independent longer with our free medbox program. We have proven data showing patients using our program are 60 percent less likely to be admitted into the hospital. Avoid driving, use our free delivery!

SENIOR CENTERS Senior centers are a wonderful way to interact with peers and fulfill interests. Some offer unique programming and special services—each one is a little different from another. All are there to help, so feel free to give them a call and inquire.

BARABOO SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER

(608) 270-4290 fitchburgwi.gov/621/senior-center

GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER (608) 241-1574 goodmancenter.org/programs /older-adults

JANESVILLE CITY - SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (608) 755-3040

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 266-6581 cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

MCFARLAND SENIOR CENTER & OUTREACH (608) 838-7117 mcfarland.wi.us

MIDDLETON SENIOR CENTER (608) 831-2373 ci.middleton.wi.us

MONONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 222-3415 mymonona.com

MT. HOREB SENIOR CENTER

(608) 356-8464

(608) 437-6902 mounthorebwi.info

BELLEVILLE/SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER

NEWBRIDGE

(608) 424-6007 bellevillewi.org

CITY OF VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER - SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

(608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES - CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

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SOUTHWEST DANE SENIOR OUTREACH

VETERAN SERVICES ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM

STOUGHTON AREA SENIOR CENTER

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7073 madison.va.gov/services/adtp.asp

(608) 873-8585 ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior

BADGER HONOR FLIGHT, INC.

(608) 437-6902

SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER (608) 424-6007

VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471 ci.verona.wi.us

WATERTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (920) 262-8099

WAUNAKEE SENIOR CENTER (608) 849-8385 waunakee.com/seniorcenter

SOCIAL SERVICES The definition of social services is “activity aiming to promote the welfare of others.”

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (608) 242-8335 clanet.org

(608) 616-0243 badgerhonorflight.org

COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 218-4861 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (608) 266-4158 danevets.com

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

GERIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC (GEM) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7011

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273

info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com As a We Honor Veterans partner, SSM Health at Home staff and volunteers are given ongoing veteran-centered training and education in order to provide specialized care to the veterans we proudly serve.

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS benefits.va.gov/benefits

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for families. Our services include: bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL (608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (WDVA) (800) 947-8387 dva.state.wi.us

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S:

Looking Beyond Common Myths BY KARI PATERSON

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is? Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It’s the most common cause of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Think of dementia as a food classification, such as fruit or meat on your grocery shopping list. There are many types of fruit or meats, and naming a specific kind is key for your meal plan, just as naming the cause of dementia is key to those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s mostly impacts those age 65+, and age is the greatest known risk factor for developing the disease. However, many experts believe the majority of cases occur as a result of complex interactions among genes and other factors. MYTH: Alzheimer’s is a Natural Part of Aging. As we age, we may experience cognitive changes, including occasional memory problems, like forgetting the name of someone we’ve just met. Memory loss severe enough to interfere with daily life may be a sign of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Though only a full medical evaluation can determine

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the cause of symptoms, we need to be cognizant of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. • Memory loss that disrupts daily life • Challenges in planning or solving problems • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or at leisure • Confusion with time or place • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships • New problems with words in speaking or writing • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps • Decreased or poor judgement


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CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Myth: You Cannot Die from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. However, promising research is underway looking for improved methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. You can learn more at alz.org/research.

Caregiver, educational, and informational programs and resources are listed.

Myth: Only Old People get Alzheimer’s. While the majority of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s are 65+, there are more than 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s (sometimes called early-onset), which can strike people as early as their 40s and 50s. Myth: Specific Foods and Supplementary Vitamins Help Treat or Prevent Dementia. It would be wonderful if a particular food or supplement could delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but we do not have scientific evidence that these claims are true. We need clinical trials to evaluate whether any food or supplement will have a significant impact on a disease as complex as Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages everyone to eat a balanced diet as a way to keep your heart and brain/ body healthy to reduce risk of cognitive decline.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: First Steps for Families: Learn about dementia-related diseases, what families can do, and resources to help. Boost Your Brain Health: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s & dementia: Learn how the brain works and receive tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia through nutritional and lifestyle advice. The Caregiving Journey: An intensive program for family members caring for someone with middle- to late-stage dementia to increase understanding of the effects of dementia, gain insights into caregiver strengths and challenges, enhance problem-solving skills, and develop an individualized care plan. Communication Tips and Strategies: Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. End of Life and Dementia: Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages. Family Dynamics in the Dementia Journey: Discover ways dementia impacts families and the value of recognizing and accepting

each person’s strengths and weaknesses as caregivers. Is it Time for Facility Care?: This program will review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. Legal and Financial Planning Workshop: A seminar for families providing a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementia. Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the causes of dementia, and receive practical things you can do, whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one. Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes: Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them. We All Forget: Is it normal aging or should I be concerned?: We all forget names occasionally and misplace keys and wallets. Learn what is normal for our brains as we age, how our memories work, and what we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Center alz.org/care

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS (608) 203-8500 alz.org/scwisc Basics-Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease:

Dementia & Learn more

Kari Paterson is the executive director at Alzheimer’s Association in Madison.

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COMMON GROUND (608) 820-1010 commongroundmiddleton.com

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MIDDLETON (608) 515-8663 facebook.com/dementiafriendlymiddleton

HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC about the basics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Caregiver Stress: Take Care of Yourself: Caregivers will gain a better understanding of the disease, the changes, and how these may affect their caregiving journey. Learn what stress is, how to identify stress, and initiate an action plan to lessen caregiving stress. Conversations about Dementia: This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Effective Communication Strategies: This program helps families facing Alzheimer’s explore effective communication strategies by learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body–Tips from the Latest Research: Learn about research in the area of diet, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and learn how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Know The 10 Signs: This interactive workshop identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the benefits of early detection.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For caregivers in early, middle, and late stages, this series of programs provides answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: This program helps caregivers understand behaviors and determine how to best respond.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION E-LEARNING

alz.org Educational courses covering what to expect from this disease as well as useful care strategies.

ALZHEIMER’S NAVIGATOR®

alzheimersnavigator.org The Alzheimer’s Association developed this innovative online tool designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers to navigate through the disease. This helps guide you to answers by creating a customized action plan and linking to information, support, and local resources.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY To become a dementia-friendly business or organization, the business or organization

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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER

2000 N. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6487 cmercer@ramchealth.org ramchealth.com Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC) is the third hospital in Wisconsin recognized as Dementia-Friendly. Over 68 percent of RAMC staff have been trained to recognize and assist individuals with dementia and their families. RAMC “Going Beyond the Expected.” For more information about the Dementia-Friendly initiative at RAMC, please contact Tammy Koenecke at (608) 768-6249.

WILLY STREET CO-OP (608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 North (608) 284-7800 West willystreet.coop


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(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org Memory Cafés: A social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends offering an opportunity to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Visit alzwisc.org for locations and times. Crossing Bridges: Four-week educational support group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or are a primary care partner. Meeting Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chibased exercise.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Fitchburg Spry Society Coventry Village Spry Society bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc This is an early-stage social engagement program for people in the early stages of memory loss. The group meets in different places around the area. The Coventry Village Spry Society focuses on brain games, providing a healthy meal, and exercise.

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

O’CONNELL PHARMACY

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy is proud to be a dementia-friendly business that services residents of Sun Prairie and south central Wisconsin. We offer free set up of weekly medboxes and free delivery to assist our customers and their caregivers!

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com

Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find assistance and respite in your residence.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

3330 University Ave., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 support@alzwisc.org alzwisc.org The Alzheimer‘s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin provides hope for people facing Alzheimer’s or other dementias

Your partner along the journey.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Living with Alzheimer’s Series (For people with Alzheimer’s) 2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc An interactive, three-part program designed to help people with the disease better understand Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

Offering LOCAL support and education for individuals, families and caregivers facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia.

su pport@a lzwi sc. org

608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 (800) 272-3900 24hr/365day helpline bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc The Alzheimer‘s Association offers local caregiver support programs, community educational workshops, professional caregiver training opportunities, and care consults with individuals and families. They work in state and national public health advocacy to enhance early detection efforts and Alzheimer’s awareness, and remain active in accelerating progress on new treatments and ultimately seeking a cure for all those affected by this disease. alz.org/scwisc /in_my_community_support.asp.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TRIALMatch®

(800) 272-3900 alz.org/trialmatch More than 130 research studies pertaining to this disease and other dementias

are underway and recruiting volunteers. Here you can find the right one; there is no cost and it’s easy to use.

CROHN’S, COLITIS & IBD SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

AZURA MEMORY CARE

This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn (608) 873-7928.

1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the dementia care experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care, and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison BrightStar Care is your solution for all stages of dementia care. Whether you need respite, overnights, or roundthe-clock care, our team of dementia specialists will work closely with you to create a customized plan of care for your loved one.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL This group meets the second Monday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sonja (608) 873-2356.

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VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE (608) 263-2862 wai.wisc.edu

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(888) 572-8566 medicalert.org/safereturn This is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service, ideal for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

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Considering How Cultural Differences Influence the

END-OF-LIFE Experience BY KAREN REPPEN

Do you know why many Jews cover the mirrors in their homes while mourning the death of a family member? Do you consider a person is “going home” or “going to heaven” when they die? Do you understand why it’s customary for someone of the Islamic faith be buried within 24 hours of death? Are you aware why sugar skulls are part of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) remembrance celebrations? Do you know what “keening” is? There’s one thing we know for certain: we will all die. But how, when, where, and why is different for each of us. Whether we are ill or injured; young or old; or of

different culture, race, ethnicity, gender, vocation, education, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, and geographic location, these along with family and social relationships and many other life experiences all influence how we deal with aging, illness, injury, death, and grief. In some cultures, death is seen as a punishment, curse, or the result of some transgression or failure that results in a permanent end. In others, it’s seen as a loving companion that brings liberation and welcomed transformation into another realm of ancestors in a glorious afterlife.

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Culture also influences how those approaching death are cared for, determining roles of family members, friends, and their faith community as well as professional caregivers: medical staff, hospice, end-of-life doulas, etc. It also affects decisions about pain management; medications; remedies; and the use of complementary therapies like Reike, aromatherapy, and even hallucinogens. How a person’s body is handled after death, including the way a person’s body is cleansed and dressed, who touches the body, if the body is viewed before disposition at home or


END OF LIFE | 27 in a funeral home, embalmed, buried conventionally or naturally, cremated, or dealt with otherwise, is also influenced by culture. One of the most prominent cultural differences is how the dead are memorialized. Ceremonies vary from small private family gatherings to large public celebrations, and from highly structured formal church services to raucous new-age party celebrations of life. Some cultures prefer to do nothing at all. Grief, too, is expressed quite differently from one culture to another. Some emphasize an open display of grief and even incorporate paid mourners to cry and wail loudly—a practice that is in stark contrast to solemn, quiet, private expression common elsewhere. Cultural beliefs and practices can give meaning to the mystery and the messiness of death; they help people make sense out of a time that may otherwise be quite chaotic and confusing. However, as technology and medicine continue to progress and our society ages and becomes more diverse, beliefs and behaviors around death will keep changing. It’s not surprising that more people are developing completely new and personalized practices designed around their own unique circumstances—attending a death-related event can be a baffling experience.

cultures deal with the end of life. Doing an internet search for “cultural diversity at the end of life” will bring up several great resources, including those listed below. We must remember that these sources provide only general guidelines that reinforce the fact that differences are the rule rather than the exception. The best way to learn is to simply ask people about how they approach these matters. Just as important as being familiar with others’ perspectives on death and recognizing our own learned core beliefs and their origins can help us avoid ethnocentric views and the myths of universality, propriety, and permanence. Recognizing, understanding, and celebrating how different cultures approach death is important, especially in an increasingly diverse society. By doing so, we’re able to support our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and the greater society more effectively, which ultimately reduces suffering and increases the chances that we coexist in greater harmony.

Karen Reppen is a death awareness educator and end-of-life doula, grief support specialist, hospice advocate, celebrant, and writer.

Whether we recognize it as such or not, death is a community event, and it’s important to be aware of at least some of the cultural variations related to it. There are many comparative summaries available that describe how different

RESOURCES

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DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also the Advance Healthcare Directives in the Essential Preparation section or Legal in the General section to set up advance healthcare directives which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO (608) 266-1568 dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE (608) 661-3678 or (844) 363-7193 fosterfuneralhomes.com

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com Dedicated to meeting the wishes of the families that we serve. Our priority is to provide personalized and meaningful celebrations of life at a fair value. We offer comfort and attention that our clients deserve, and support them in one of the most difficult times in their lives.

WALKING EACH OTHER HOME

(608) 444-8327 walkingeachotherhomemadison.org facebook.com /walkingeachotherhomemadison Information and support for those considering home funerals and natural burials. Educating and empowering families, individuals, and communities in preparing and caring for their own after death.

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AGRACE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER

2906 Marketplace Dr., Fitchburg 53719 (608) 327-7110 agrace.org/griefcenter Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss, regardless if the person who died had hospice. We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable.

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE (608) 444-8327 Find us on Facebook.

GRIEF MINISTRY (608) 257-3577 bethel-madison.org/grief-ministry

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com The death of someone we love leads us on a journey that most of us would not choose: a journey through grief. Gunderson Funeral Home hopes that, as you walk and work through this time of loss, you have the care and support that you need for this to be a healing journey.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

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bereavement counselors and supervised volunteers who offer support to individuals and families who have experienced loss. We assist families and loved ones with emotional support and help them cope with their feelings.

PERSEPHONE’S GARDEN

(608) 444-8327 persephonesgarden.life facebook.com/persephones-garden Cultivating critical skills of living and dying: • Workshops, presentations, and teachings around aging, illness, death, and grief

• Ritual and ceremonial event planning • Personal support and guidance

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

HOSPICE CARE Provides pain relief, comfort, symptom management, and supportive services to individuals who usually have six months or less to live. Typically, care

is provided by a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. The team works together to focus on the dying person’s and their family’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This level of care can be provided in one’s residence (collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an inpatient hospice facility.

AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org Agrace is a nonprofit hospice dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with serious illness. We provide comprehensive services in patients’ homes, our inpatient units, JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Heartland Hospice provides care wherever you call home. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage pain and symptoms. Every patient has unique needs, so the care we give each patient and family is different.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(877) 356-4514 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to helping patients facing terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible. Our caregivers work closely with patients and families to develop a plan of care to keep patients comfortable at home.

You Deserve to Know the Truth. Let Heartland Dispel the Myths About Hospice. Myth: I always thought that “hospice” was a place - that building that I passed on the way home from work. Truth: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether that is a personal home, a skilled nursing center, assisted living facility or anywhere else.

866.216.5708 heartlandhospice.com ©2019 HCR Healthcare, LLC

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HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES DON & MARILYN ANDERSON HOSPICECARE CENTER AND ELLEN & PETER JOHNSON HOSPICECARE RESIDENCE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org The Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center and the Ellen & Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence in Madison combine state-of-the-art technology with a beautiful, homelike setting. General inpatient care, respite care, and residential care are all offered at Agrace.


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SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A TRUST? BY RAY C. SCHENK By definition, estate planning is a process designed to help manage and preserve assets while you’re alive, and to conserve and control their distribution after death in accordance with your goals and objectives. But what estate planning means to you specifically depends on who you are. Your age, health, wealth, lifestyle, life stage, goals, and other factors determine

your particular estate planning needs. A trust may be the right choice for you.

the trust corpus or trust principal) for the benefit of another person or group of persons (the beneficiary or beneficiaries).

What is a Trust? A trust is a legal relationship in which legal ownership of the property is separate and distinct from the beneficial ownership of the property. The trustee holds the assets or property (also called

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Since the trust is for the benefit of the beneficiaries and not the trustee, the trustee has a legal obligation to act for the benefit of the beneficiaries in following the language of the trust


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A trust is a means to distribute your assets to the individuals and entities to whom you wish.

document. The trustee is a fiduciary, and this is a fiduciary obligation.

• A trust may provide a means of protection against the dire consequences of a failed marriage, an insolvent business, etc. • A trust, properly drafted and utilized, may reduce income tax and may reduce estate taxes. • A trust is a means to provide for children and successive generations until they are old enough and mature enough to handle these assets and responsibilities on their own. • A trust may provide professional investment management for the assets held in the trust. • A trust may be the means by which the grantor specifically details how certain assets are to be held and used to promote a certain legacy or certain charitable intent.

Who Creates a Trust? The trust is created by a person or persons who transfer property or assets of some type to the trustee. The trust document usually contains the following components. • • • •

Management of assets during life Name of trustee and successor trustee Disposal of assets at death Powers and instructions to trustee

Why Create a Trust? In its simplest form, a trust is a means to distribute your assets to the individuals and entities to whom you wish. It differs from a will (which is also a mechanism to transfer assets at death) in that a trust can be established to hold and manage assets as well as to provide for the care of the grantor and his or her family during life. Trusts, depending on if revocable or irrevocable, may provide an excellent solution to many problems one faces or may face. A trust may provide a means of protection against the many issues related to disability and incompetency sometimes experienced as one gets older. Here are some may achieve.

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Regardless of the specific goal of the grantor, there is usually an array of reasons for which one may set up a trust. These range from wanting to be able to control one’s property during one’s lifetime and ensuring that assets are available to take care of oneself and one’s family (especially in the event of illness or disability) to wanting to benefit certain individuals and/or institutions in a particular way or to further a particular cause all while assuring that these goals are attained with minimal professional fees and court costs. Think of these suggestions as simply a point in the right direction, and then seek professional advice to implement the right plan for you.

Ray C. Schenk, CFP®, CTFA, ChFC®, CLU®, is a wealth manager and trust officer at SVA Financial Group. SVAfinancial.com. (608) 826-2015.

ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES An advance healthcare directive is also known as a living will. It is important to put your legal and medical preferences in writing. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about the important options you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.

WISCONSIN MEDICAL SOCIETY (866) 442-3800 wisconsinmedicalsociety.org

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Have a plan in place BEFORE an emergency. Communicate your plans with family, friends, and neighbors.

PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT with first aid supplies, blankets or sleeping bag, battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, weather radio. If you have a pet, plan ahead for pet needs, including supplies of food and water and a pet carrier. Have prescription medications and any special medical supplies ready. Place the following items in a plastic, lidded container: • Three-day supply of water (about five gallons for each person). • Three-day supply of nonperishable food. • Three-day supply of high-energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers. You can find more information on emergency plans and supply kits at ready.gov.

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END-OF-LIFE PLANNING (608) 444-8327 facebook.com/greatcirclecollaborative Experienced group of volunteer facilitators that host regular Community Conversations on death and dying (aka Death Cafés) which are free, informal gatherings offering opportunities to explore personal beliefs, questions, emotions, and experiences around a broad range of end-of-life topics in a safe and welcoming environment.

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ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 35 ESTATE PLANNING See also Legal General section.

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HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC

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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com

Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS (608) 268-6006 wispact.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

MARY’S DAUGHTER LLC (608) 515-4083 marysdaughterllc.com

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates

Lift Has Its Changes

You Can Trust 1hat We Are Here to Guide You.

Some changes are completely unexpected while others are planned. We at SVA Trust Company are here to help with the life changes you and your family are facing. Consult with our advisors for legacy planning, beneficiary designations, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, setting up a trust or...just to have us listen to figure it all out.

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36 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

FUNERAL PREPLANNING Important piece of the aging process but often overlooked or neglected. Visit with professionals to know your options so you can make decisions rather than having decisions made for you by others.

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com Prearranging is simple and the benefit to loved ones is well recognized. The benefits are numerous: they allow you to express your own wishes, your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away, and prearranging relieves your family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.

ORGAN DONATION AMERICAN TISSUE SERVICES FOUNDATION - MADISON (608) 276-9100 atsfoundation.org

RTI DONOR SERVICES (608) 231-9050 rtidonorservices.org

UW HEALTH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION (608) 265-0356 uwotd.org

WISCONSIN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAM (608) 261-6854 dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/donatelife

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Olbrich Volunteers GROWING IN THE GARDEN BY MARTY PETILLO Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison is a free 16-acre public garden with an indoor tropical conservatory, educational classes, and special events for everyone in the family. People of all ages enjoy the beauty, wonder, and diversity of the gardens. Many visitors are drawn to Olbrich because they are looking for inspiration for their own Midwest-friendly garden. Other visitors are not gardeners, but they love the fun, the beauty, and the community of visitors that they find

at Olbrich. With no admission fee, the outdoor gardens are open and accessible to anyone who wants to stroll. Those who need a little assistance can use one of the free wheelchairs or electric scooters—first come, first served. With no steps on the main paths in the outdoor gardens, it’s easy to navigate on foot or on wheels. The Bolz Conservatory is home to a tropical garden with fragrant orchids, a waterfall, three dozen free-flying birds, and everchanging exhibits that invite

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visitors to explore the plant collection. Children love to visit the jungle—it’s safe, engaging, and a perfect size for them to explore. From mid-July to midAugust, 1,000 butterflies weekly emerge from chrysalides hatcheries, delighting all who venture into the conservatory. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the partnership between staff and volunteers, who work together to offer an indoor and outdoor garden experience year-round. More than 600 volunteers help in every aspect of


GENERAL | 39 one who wants to give time to others in our communities, they just need to find a good match for their interests and an organization’s needs to begin reaping the benefits of growing as a volunteer.

Photographs provided by Olbrich Gardens. Marty Petillo is Olbrich’s Volunteer Services manager. Since 2001, she has worked with 35+ staff to ensure 600+ volunteers are matched to work that needs to get done and that it’s done right.

garden operations—greeting guests as they enter the Botanical Center, helping shoppers in the gift shop, answering plant information questions in the library, teaching families and youth in formal programs and informally at stations in the gardens, gardening in crews, and helping in all aspects of special events. Volunteering is not just good for the garden, it’s also good for the volunteer. The Mayo Clinic recognizes specific potential health benefits: • • • • • •

Decreases the risk of depression, especially for people 65+ Gives a sense of purpose and teaches valuable skills Helps people stay physically and mentally active May reduce stress levels May help you live longer Helps you develop new relationships with other people and nature

If you have free time, think about what you’d like to do in your community. Talk with others who volunteer and learn about their experiences giving time to worthy organizations. Visit places that engage volunteers and talk with the volunteers about what they do for the organization. There is a place for every-

ANIMAL SERVICES DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

ARTS & CULTURE MADISON NEW HORIZONS BAND SPONSORED BY WARD-BRODT MUSIC

(608) 838-8274 hookedonbands@gmail.com Used to play a musical instrument but haven’t since school? Always wanted to play an instrument? The New Horizons Band sponsored by Ward-Brodt Music is for you. Contact Glenn Nielsen, (608) 838-8274, for more information.

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704 olbrich.org

Olbrich Volunteers Grow • • • • •

Learn about the world of plants. Make new friends. Discover new interests and abilities. Participate in the growth of one of Madison’s most popular destinations. Enrich lives.

The Gardens Grow Through the Work of Volunteers • • • • • •

Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 267-8651 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /programs/arts-crafts

WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (608) 257-0638 wcoconcerts.org

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799 wisvetsmuseum.com

Welcome visitors at the information desk. Plant, weed, water, and prune. Answer plant information questions in the library. Educate visitors of all ages. Assist shoppers in the gift shop. Help with special events. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


40 | GENERAL DMV SENIOR DRIVER INFO (608) 266-2327 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers /drivers/mature

EDUCATION These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults. See also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES, INC. (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM (608) 266-6314 madisonpubliclibrary.org/services /home-service-program

MADISON COLLEGE (608) 258-2301 madisoncollege.edu /continuing-education

COMPUTER SERVICES/ ASSISTANCE MADISON COMPUTER WORKS

353 Island Dr., Madison 53705 (608) 231-8000 info@madisoncomputerworks.com madisoncomputerworks.com A local, family-owned computer store providing helpful, in-home support since 1982. Our inexpensive Computer Care Plans are designed to quickly meet your critical computer needs. Our computer services and remote help are invaluable and only a phone call away.

DRIVER SAFETY DISABLED PARKING LICENSE PLATES (608) 266-3041 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles /disabled/displate.htm

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MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARIES madisonpubliclibrary.org Central Library ​ 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison 53703 ​ (608) 266-6300 Alicia Ashman Branch ​ 733 N. High Point Rd. ​Madison 53717 ​(608) 824-1780 Goodman South Madison Branch ​2222 S. Park St., Madison 53713 ​(608) 266-6395 Hawthorne Branch ​2707 E. Washington Ave. ​ Madison 53704 ​ (608) 246-4548 Lakeview Branch ​2845 N. Sherman Ave. ​Madison 53704 ​ (608) 246-4547 Meadowridge Branch ​5726 Raymond Rd., Madison 53711 ​(608) 288-6160 Monroe Street Branch ​ 1705 Monroe St., Madison 53711 ​ (608) 266-6390


GENERAL | 41 Pinney Branch ​204 Cottage Grove Rd. ​Madison 53716 ​ (608) 224-7100 Sequoya Branch ​4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison 53711 ​ (608) 266-6385

EMPLOYMENT Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

(608) 222-2071 cclswi.com

Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK

PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING & TEACHING ORGANIZATION)

(608) 663-0400 danecountytimebank.org

Madison Computer Works ...computers that work for you! Computer protection, monitoring, and remote support help are invaluable services. Our Computer Care Plans are designed to provide local, reliable computer security and support to meet your critical computer care needs quickly and affordably.

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTERS, INC.

Secure, trustworthy remote support

(608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

(608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

Helpful and friendly assistance Virus and internet protection

UW-MADISON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

(608) 262-2551 uwalumni.com

UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 263-6960 continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising

UW-MADISON SENIOR LEARNING PROGRAMS (608) 262-5823 continuingstudies.wisc.edu /seniorlearning

WHEELHOUSE STUDIOS (608) 262-3156 union.wisc.edu/wheelhouse-courses.htm

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799 wisvetsmuseum.com

(608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

Fast on-site and in-store service

Backup of photos and documents

info@madisoncomputerworks.com

608.231.8000 353 Island Drive

Madison, WI 53705

www.madisoncomputerworks.com

Face of Grey,

Heart of Gold You can give a senior pet the loving home they deserve. Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

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42 | GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214 Madison 53719 (608) 257-0003 info@theaterbus.org theaterbus.org Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, notfor-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all.

GRANDPARENTS AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON (608) 729-1200 ulgm.org

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (WISE) (608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise/employment.htm

WORK PLUS, INC. (608) 238-6018 workplus.org

WORKSMART NETWORK (608) 288-2459 worksmartnetwork.org

YWCA EMPOWERMENT CENTER (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

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Caregiver Chronicles & Caring and Kinship Connection News Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Caregiver Chronicles features informative articles and resources on educational opportunities and events for family caregivers. Caring and Kinship Connection News includes resources for grandparents and “Other Relatives as Parents” Caregiver Program. Both are available monthly via email or postal mail.


GENERAL | 43 FOSTER GRANDPARENTS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 661-4271 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/fgp.html Income eligible volunteers age 55+ work with children in Dane County schools and Head Start sites. The grandparents function as consistent, caring role models providing oneon-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

GROCERY & DELIVERY Listings below may offer online ordering and home delivery service.

METCALFE’S MARKET

JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS (608) 233-2118 jimscoins.com

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO (608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

WARD-BRODT MUSIC (608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

HOME & GARDEN PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

726 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison 53705 (608) 238-7612 hilldale@shopmetcalfes.com 7455 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53717 (608) 829-3500 west@shopmetcalfes.com shopmetcalfes.com Metcalfe’s is a fourth-generation, familyowned and -operated neighborhood market overflowing with good things to eat—including over 3,500 locally sourced products. Order groceries at shopmetcalfes.com and have them delivered to nearly all of Dane County for just $5.95.

(608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE

(608) 845-6478 Verona (608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb millerandsonssupermarket.com

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS AGRACE THRIFT STORE (608) 327-7200 Madison East (608) 833-4556 Madison West (608) 314-2990 Janesville agracethriftstore.org

(IT’S THAT EASY!)

DELIVERS to most of Dane County

FOR JUST $5.95!

(608) 827-8997 giveshelter.org

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

(608) 630-9419 or (608) 251-2601 burniesrockshop.com

DOOR

(608) 831-5098 zdainc.com

(608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 North (608) 284-7800 West willystreet.coop

BURNIE’S ROCK SHOP

TO YOUR

ZDA, INC.

WILLY STREET CO-OP

HOBBIES

GROCERIES

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (608) 661-2813 East Location (608) 442-9919 West Location (608) 663-1191 Donations restoredane.org

SHOPMETCALFES.COM (608) 238-7612

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44 | GENERAL ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Multiple Dane Co. drop-off locations (608) 257-0919 request assistance (608) 278-2920 x1 home pick up svdpmadison.org Ron Bowden 225.7676

Jan Ciotti 669.5262

Joan Foster 576.7217

Gayle Galston 239.0842

Sue Gilbertson 576.4488

LEGAL Review also the Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

Jackie Hayes 235.4897

Jason Iverson 628.6605

Mandi Miller 577.9664

Sheila Power 469.5800

Vivian Schmelzer 513.7989

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

ELDER LAW CENTER (CWAG) Deborah Severson 209.0780

Matt Silvern 332.7565

Andy Stebnitz 692.8866

Barb Stephani 235.5124

W W W. RES TAIN O HO M ES. CO M

Bill Wermuth 628.0210

Elder Financial Empowerment Project (608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596 cwagwisconsin.org

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR) (608) 243-5670 gwaar.org

LEGAL ACTION OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-3258 legalaction.org/services

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

MEDIA & PARTNERS ALL ABOUT LIVING WITH CAROL KOBY carolkobyradio.com

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GENERAL | 45 HOME ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@ homeelementsandconcepts.com homeelementsandconcepts.com A publication devoted to sharing the voices of people who create the spaces we live in. Experience stories and photos of the practical, the sentimental, the extravagant, and the austere.

MADISON ESSENTIALS

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@madisonessentials.com madisonessentials.com Celebrating the originality and diversity of independent businesses, organizations, and community leaders throughout Greater Madison.

MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING (920) 214-3204 (JDOG) jdog.com

MAD CITY MOVING

2825 Perry St., Madison 53713 (608) 274-9855 bbishop@madcitymoving.com madcitymoving.com Family Run and locally owned moving company that provides packing materials, packing assistance, storage, and moving. Moving within Dane County, Wisconsin, and Midwest. Senior citizen discounts available. Give us a call at (608) 274-9855.

MADISON GREEN BOX LLC (608) 209-0174 madisongreenbox.com

MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering downsizing and organizing with meticulous planning and management of

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your move. Additionally, space planning and décor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation.

SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 345-1942 segues@charter.net segues.net For nearly 20 years, Segues (sĕgwāys) has joyfully helped Seniors make “smooth moves & easy transitions”

with customizable services designed to reduce the emotional, physical, and economic aspects of downsizing, moving-in, and/or clearing-out of their residences. Free in-home consultation.

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com Real Estate Masters­­—assisting seniors’ transitions to new homes.

RECREATION ALDO LEOPOLD NATURE CENTER (608) 221-0404 aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Adapted Recreation/Inclusion Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

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GENERAL | 47 SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

O’CONNELL PHARMACY

RESTAURANTS COMMON GROUND

2644 Branch St., Middleton 53562 (608) 820-1010 commongroundmiddleton@gmail.com commongroundmiddleton.com Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fish fry & brunch—cafe menu, bakery, bar & a calendar of community events. Let’s build a community, let’s find Common Ground! We feature live music, art classes, Memory Cafes, book clubs, writers groups, and so much more!

PAISAN’S

131 W. Wilson St., Madison 53703 (608) 257-3832 paisans@paisansrest.com paisansrest.com A Madison favorite for thin crust pizza, homemade pasta, and trademark sandwiches. Paisan’s also features one of Madison’s finest lakeside dining areas. During our warm months, our patio overlooks Lake Monona, delivering spectacular sunsets and a soothing view.

QUIVEY’S GROVE

6261 Nesbitt Rd., Fitchburg 53719 (608) 273-4900 info@quiveysgrove.com quiveysgrove.com Whether dining in the Stable Grill or the Stone House, the service and food is gracious and welcoming because the experience is about you. With your patronage, Quivey’s Grove will continue to stand for authentic quality dining for years to come.

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy provides great service by real people with proven programs. Our Pharmacists take time to get to know you! We can find a way to simplify your medications to fit your needs with auto-refills, medboxes, and free delivery!

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE (608) 257-3784 uwbookstore.com

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

PORTA BELLA RESTAURANT

425 N. Frances St., Madison 53703 (608) 256-3186 portabella@portabellarest.com portabellarest.com Porta Bella is known for its pasta, homemade Italian dinners, pizzas, steaks, and seafood. Recipes that came from Madison’s historic Italian Greenbush district are still offered today in addition to new dishes found during our travels to Italy. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


48 | GENERAL TRANSPORTATION Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Companies may use specialty-designed vehicles as well as offer reduced rates for disabled individuals or Medicaid candidates. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

BUS BUDDY & BUS BUDDY TOURS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org Volunteers teach other older adults, individually or in groups, how to achieve more independence and mobility by using the Madison Metro Bus System.

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION (608) 661-7433

DOOR-TO-APPOINTMENT ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

DRIVER SERVICES/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7896 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html

RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and rides to other important appointments for veterans of all ages. Drivers of any age with a valid driving license are welcome and receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

METRO TRANSIT PARATRANSIT INFORMATION (608) 266-4466 mymetrobus.com/paratransit

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

PARATECH AMBULANCE SERVICE (608) 270-1111 paratechambulance.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes access to medical and nonmedical rides provided by volunteer drivers.

A bimonthly magazine that serves as your guide to local restaurants, shops, and sights, introducing you to the impressive array of innovators who serve as the foundation of the Greater Madison area.

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GENERAL | 49 TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER (608) 242-6489 danecountyhumanservices.org /transportation

UNION CAB COOPERATIVE

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

2458 Pennsylvania Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 242-2000 cab orders (608) 242-2010 business office info@unioncab.com unioncab.com Transportation services or package delivery 24/7. Door-to-door assistance and wheelchair-accessible vehicles available. Knowledgeable, safetyand sensitivity-trained, backgroundchecked drivers. Serving Madison since 1979. Email or call to set up a personal or business account.

VAN GO TAXI (608) 849-7070 vangotaxi.com

YWCA TRANSIT PROGRAM (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

TRAVEL & TOURS BADGER BUS TOURS (800) 416-2049 or (608) 255-1511 badgerbus.com/tours

THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214 Madison 53719 (608) 257-0003 info@theaterbus.org theaterbus.org Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, notfor-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all.

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50 | GENERAL UW–MADISON/ EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL (608) 263-7787 or (608) 263-7055 uwtravel.org

Your donations

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES

provide comfort and care for

(800) 747-0994 or (608) 752-5407 coachusa.com/vangalder

over 9,000 animals

in need ever y year.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES These organizations are seeking aging adult volunteers. Check also the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

Thank you for creating a more humane tomorrow.

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION (608) 662-8900 atticangel.org/volunteering

THE BEACON

615 E. Washington Ave. Madison 53703 (608) 826-8040 tfleming@ccmadison.org thebeaconhelps.org The Beacon is a homeless day resource center that is open 7 days a week/ 365 days a year. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to be involved in, such as laundry service, meals, computer lab, check-in, and more.

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (608) 267-2344 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /volunteer

Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

Agency personally places volunteers age 55+. Volunteers provide rides and deliver meals for seniors and veterans, tutor children, make handmade items for people in need, educate seniors about safety and scams, and help nonprofit and public agencies extend their services.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE Volunteer Ombudsman Program (608) 246-7001 longtermcare.wi.gov

UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER (608) 246-4380 unitedwaydanecounty.org /volunteer-center

Independent, locally owned businesses keep our economy nomy strong. rrong

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/programs

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Shopping, dining, working, relaxing, whatever your needs,

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AROMATHERAPY BY BETH JOHNSON

Close your eyes and think of a freshly cut lawn, chocolate chip cookies baking, or a baby’s new scent. You’ve just stimulated your olfactory system— the part of the brain connected to smell. Olfactory systems around the country have been getting more of a workout in recent years as essential oils and diffusers have become readily available. Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, refers to a range of traditional,

alternative, and complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years to improve a person’s health and mood. It doesn’t provide a cure for disease or illness, but rather supports conventional treatment and has been shown to reduce such maladies as nausea, digestive problems, pain, body aches, anxiety, agitation, stress, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and headaches.

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Everyone would benefit from learning more about aromatherapy, and at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge, Life Enrichment Department employees Christa Iverson and Emily Drane are at the helm of bringing aromatherapy to the Continuing Care Retirement Community. Emily says, “We use diffusers in all areas of care at different times to enhance programming or elicit an emotion such as awakening in the morning and calming


HEALTH | 53 around sundowning times. In addition, we’ve used specific oils in programs, such as a creative blend during art programs, cedarwood during exercise and nature programs, and lavender during sensory programs. “In our rehab center, when we initially interview incoming residents, we can offer aromatherapy in the form of personal roller bottles or sprays. Sleep aids are especially popular.” Christa concurs. “Our Health and Rehabilitation Center has a very shortterm population and we provide rollers or sprays to individuals who express interest. The most popular is the sleep aid. We’ve learned that the best place to use the rollers is the bottom of the feet.” Essential oils are used to provide a more holistic approach to health and healing. “It’s a newer concept, especially with the population we work with; however, we’ve seen interest from family, staff, and residents,” says Christa. “The art therapy intern and other life enrichment specialists may diffuse during programs to enhance creativity, stimulate appetite, or provide the environment some peace and calm depending on the blend that’s used and the overall vibe they want.” Emily adds, “Aromatherapy is a noninvasive product. When applied to skin, oils are absorbed into blood in less than 30 seconds, so it is fast acting and can be very powerful. The most

powerful thing that I’ve witnessed is simply reminiscing with scents. Sense of smell is one of the first senses that is affected in aging, but because the oils are potent, we are able to smell scents like Christmas Spirit (cinnamon, orange, and spruce) and identify some of the scents while reminiscing about what smells remind residents of certain times in their lives. “I knew nothing about essential oils before working with them, and I have developed a keen respect and love for oils through our implementation.” Christa adds, “Aromatherapy was new to me; however, after using it at Oakwood, I’ve now integrated it into my personal life. Being part of the aromatherapy community is constant learning. There’s so much information about the use of oils and what they can assist with in our daily lives. Personally, when I feel a cold coming on, I get my peppermint out right away.”

Beth Johnson is the presales director at Oakwood Village University Woods.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS & SUPPORT Listings include various national organizations, local resources, and support systems. Please also see Palliative Care category in this section.

ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

APM Beaver Dam Clinic 1701 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 53916 APM Dodgeville Clinic 800 Compassion Way Dodgeville 53533 APM Fort Atkinson Clinic 1604 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson 53538 APM Grant Regional Clinic 507 S. Monroe St. Lancaster 53813 APM Madison Clinic 34 Schroeder Ct., Madison 53711 APM Platteville Clinic 1400 Eastside Rd. Platteville 53818 APM Sauk Prairie Clinic 250 26th St., Prairie Du Sac 53578 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed. Appointments available same or next day.

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER (414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (608) 222-7785 diabetes.org

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (608) 709-4930 heart.org JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


54 | HEALTH AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) (608) 345-7938 apdaparkinson.org/community /wisconsin

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

DON’T LET PAIN

SLOW YOU DOWN Are you experiencing back, neck or joint pain? If so, the single best thing you can do is don’t wait! Convenient Locations | Available Appointments

Beaver Dam | Dodgeville | Fort Atkinson | Prairie du Sac | Madison Relieve Pain. Restore Function. Renew Hope.

Call: 888-901-7246

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops: Healthy Living with Diabetes Stepping On: Falls Prevention Co-located with ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com These evidence-based prevention programs are offered throughout Dane County. For the most recent workshop schedule, visit wihealthyaging.org.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Wisconsin Office (414) 321-3933 arthritis.org/wisconsin

CARE WISCONSIN www.apmhealth.com

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION HEART OF WISCONSIN (608) 442-5555 epilepsywisconsin.org

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Managing a serious disease and relief from its symptoms can make all the difference in the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our certified Nurse Practitioners can help.

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP (608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org

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Breast Care Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com/health -services/breast-care-services Providing services from early detection to post-surgical care.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Wound Care Clinic 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS NONEMERGENCY The following listing can assist you with finding medical care. It is best to check with your insurance carrier before scheduling any medical appointments to verify that you are covered. Always, in an emergency, call 911.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH (608) 443-5480 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

APM Madison Clinic 34 Schroeder Ct., Madison 53711 APM Platteville Clinic 1400 Eastside Rd. Platteville 53818 APM Sauk Prairie Clinic 250 26th St., Prairie Du Sac 53578 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed. Appointments available same or next day.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL ORTHOTEAM CLINIC

2 Science Ct., Ste. 102, Madison 53711 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 877-3419 stoughtonhospital.com Provides orthopedic services with specialization in sports medicine, hip, shoulder, and knee.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL SPECIALTY CLINIC 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS - SPECIALTY ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

APM Beaver Dam Clinic 1701 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 53916 APM Dodgeville Clinic 800 Compassion Way Dodgeville 53533 APM Fort Atkinson Clinic 1604 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson 53538 APM Grant Regional Clinic 507 S. Monroe St. Lancaster 53813

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Oregon Urgent Care Clinic 990 Janesville St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5373 stoughtonhospital.com

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Urgent Care 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

DENTAL CARE ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5482 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

FITNESS & SPORTS ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN adaptivesportsmen.org

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2006 or (888) 211-8801 aquaticandwellness.com This public, full-service fitness center in downtown Madison provides a variety of wellness services and amenities for adults who are age 50+ and who have chronic or acute medical conditions. Also enjoy personal training, massage, specialty classes, and physical therapy.

GO4LIFE – NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING go4life.nia.nih.gov

GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS PROGRAMS

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) 3802 Regent St., Madison 53705 (608) 204-3023 mscr@madison.k12.wi.us mscr.org/50-plus-fitness-programs.cfm Offers classes for adults in aqua exercise, strength training, low-impact fitness, yoga, tai chi, golf, walking clubs, and more at affordable prices at various sites in Madison.

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Adapted Recreation/Inclusion Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

bodyfitsolutions.com

CAPITOL LAKES AQUATIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

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MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Pontoon Boat Program (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes a 10 percent discount to Madison School and Community Recreation Programs (MSCR), low-cost personal training services, access to falls prevention programs, and more!

TAI CHI CENTER OF MADISON, LLC (608) 663-8299 taichicenterofmadison.com

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-9649 independentlivinginc.org

YMCA (608) 221-1571 East YMCA (608) 837-8221 Northeast YMCA (608) 276-6606 West YMCA ymcadanecounty.org


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Whether you’re 55 or 95, you’ll want to know all about SAIL!

Visit sailtoday.org or call us at (608) 230-4321!

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We’re a local membership of people living independent and connected lives as we age. ING ACTI AR VE SH Member benefits: • access to vetted services • fun member groups DE • educational events IV PE NDENT L • volunteer opportunities …and much more! SAIL™ is a non-profit program of AgeBetter, Inc. in collaboration with Attic Angel Association and Oakwood Village.

Independence through Connections Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) Ad – Journal of Aging_05.2019 SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL File inquiries: Allison Gritton 608.320.0842 or agritton@grittondesign.com (608) 260-2700 Placement: SAIL / Ann Albert madison.selectspecialtyhospitals.com 608.230.4321 or ann@sailtoday.org EDGERTON HOSPITAL AND

HOSPITALS

HEALTH SERVICES

(608) 884-3441 edgertonhospital.com

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER

2000 N. Dewey Ave. , Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6487 ramchealth.com We provide all the general services including obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient/ surgical, intensive care, emergency, and urgent care through our walk-in clinic at our Physicians Group, located on the RAMC campus. Our medical staff currently consists of many qualified active and consulting physicians prepared to meet all your healthcare needs. Consulting physicians come to RAMC on a regular basis, providing specialty care close to home.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER (608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org

UW HEALTH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS (608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL (608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

INSURANCE CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

INTELLECTUAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES RISE UP, INC.

101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 237-7710 amelton@iriseup.org Facebook: RISE UP, Inc. @ iriseup.org RISE UP is a nonprofit residential agency that supports adults/older adults who have disabilities in their own homes and apartments in the community. It is our mission to provide the people served with opportunities for maximum choice, independence, and personal growth. Job opportunities are always available for dependable, motivated caregivers. EOE/AA employer with full-benefit package.

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES Below please find counseling, support groups, and inpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support. In an emergency, please call 911.

HOARDING CLEANUP IN WISCONSIN (608) 351-2337 wihoarding.com

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2720 Central Intake (608) 280-2600 24-Hour Suicide Hotline (608) 280-2700 General Info Line journeymhc.org JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


58 | HEALTH MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (608) 301-1000 dhs.wisconsin.gov/mh_mendota

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) (608) 249-7188 namidanecounty.org

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE (800) 273-8255 24hr/365day

RECOVERY DANE ADULT RESOURCE CENTER (608) 237-1661 danecountyhumanservices.org /mentalhealth/adult

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2242 stoughtonhospital.com Designed to treat acute mental health disorders in adults aged 55+. Provides personalized treatment for depression,

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anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis.

NUTRITION/FOOD & MEAL PROGRAMS Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources along with Safe & Healthy at Home sections.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Nutrition Programs, My Meal-My Way, and Senior Farmers’ Market Program (FMNP) Co-located with ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Well-balanced meals are available at dining centers throughout Dane County for those ages 60+. Visit website or call for information regarding center sites or meals delivered to homebound older adults. My Meal-My Way restaurant locations offer seniors a choice of menu selections. All meals are on a donation


HEALTH | 59 COMFOR CARE HOME CARE SERVICES (608) 836-1868 comforcare.com/madison

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Managing a serious disease and relief from its symptoms can make all the difference in the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our certified Nurse Practitioners can help.

PALLIAHEALTH BY AGRACE

basis, meaning you pay what you can afford with no set cost charged to dine. Senior Farmers’ Market Program offers low-income adults, ages 60+, vouchers to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers. Join us in aging well by eating right.

health, safety, independence, and community connection. Our Older Adult Meal Program provides nutritious daytime meals to seniors throughout Madison and Monona.

CHEFS FOR SENIORS INC.

A specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, relying on input from allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient’s life. Palliative programs may vary according to the provider. Check the Retirement Housing & Long-Term Care section for the Skilled Nursing Care/ Rehabilitation category, as they typically provide palliative care too.

(608) 220-9814 chefsforseniors.com

ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/nutrition.htm

FAIRSHARE CSA COALITION (608) 226-0300 csacoalition.org

NEWBRIDGE

128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 110 Madison, WI 53713 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to empower older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their

PALLIATIVE CARE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org palliahealth.org PalliaHealth provides in-home palliative care consultations to identify the medical and emotional issues that need to be addressed to improve the patient’s quality of life. People of any age who are struggling with physical symptoms and emotional challenges related to any serious illness may benefit from a palliative care consultation.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

Palliative Care (800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization caring for those facing chronic or quality-of-life-limiting illnesses. Care focuses on relieving symptoms and is provided in the home. Care can be provided alongside curative treatments at any stage of a serious illness.

PHARMACIES COMMUNITY PHARMACY Downtown (608) 251-3242 Middleton (608) 310-5390 communitypharmacy.coop

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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE BY DR. DOUGLAS KEEHN, DO

Return to pain-free living with new therapies. Does osteoarthritis or knee, shoulder, hip, or back pain hold you back? Are you looking for a new solution? If so, regenerative and stem cell medicine therapies are offered in south central Wisconsin and may be right for you. Merriam-Webster defines regenerative

medicine as “a branch of medicine concerned with developing therapies that regenerate or replace injured, diseased, or defective cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish function and structure.” News often reports about new advances in treatments, such as trying to grow

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new tissues in a lab from just a few cells—it seems like something out of a science fiction movie. When most of us think of regenerative medicine, we think of stem cells. Our bodies make these cells, which have the ability to transform into multiple different types of tissue based on biochemical cues from their environment. Researchers


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“a branch of medicine concerned with developing therapies that regenerate or replace injured, diseased, or defective cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish function and structure.”

degeneration occurs quickly. Our livers produce A2M, and it circulates freely in the blood. We can test for their presence within the joint using what is called a FAC test. Patients who have a positive FAC test often respond to A2M therapy. These tests are free of charge and may be administered during a consultation. We are now able to isolate this molecule from the blood and inject it into degenerating joints. There is some data to suggest this not only relieves pain, but also may slow down the degenerative process.

Be informed when choosing regenerative medicine therapies. explore how to manipulate the cells to produce specific tissues with some success; however, the science remains in its infancy.

There is more to regenerative medicine than stem cells. Our bodies are wonders of science that have the ability to heal themselves through healing factors which circulate in the blood in the bone marrow and liver. However, oftentimes these healing factors cannot get to areas of tissue damage in large enough quantity to affect the healing of injured tissues. By processing blood, many of these factors can be isolated, and subsequently injected in concentrated form, precisely around areas of need by utilizing imaging techniques, including fluoroscopy or ultrasound. Both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M) are used in regenerative medicine therapies. PRP is a component of our blood easily isolated by processing blood samples. Plasma is split into small fractions, which concentrate the healing factors, and is then injected to help heal and strengthen some soft tissue tendon and ligament injuries. We are born with a finite amount of A2M in our joints, which helps to reduce the breakdown of joints over time. As we age, A2M gets used up, then joint

Conflicting information about these procedures often causes confusion for both consumers and physicians. Patient peace of mind and outcomes are very important. Advanced Pain Management is at the forefront of developing and vetting these emerging therapies through rigorous research, has providers with extensive experience and training in pain management, and offers a large variety of medical treatments for chronic pain. The science of regenerative medicine remains in its infancy; therefore, these procedures are not covered by insurance. If you are tired of a painful lifestyle, learn how regenerative therapies can alleviate your pain so you can enjoy an active life again.

Photograph provided by Advanced Pain Management. Dr. Douglas Keehn, DO, is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology. apmhealth.com.

O’CONNELL PHARMACY

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy is dedicated to the health of the residents in Sun Prairie and south central Wisconsin by providing free accessible programs and services that everyone can afford. Contact us about our free auto-fill monthly, medbox, and delivery programs!

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION OREGON REHABILITATION AND SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC

990 Janesville St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5373 stoughtonhospital.com Provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology services in a patient-focused care environment. Our therapists provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and education for patients to increase their ability for independence with daily activities.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic 2300 US Hwy. 51-138 Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2292 stoughtonhospital.com

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE Listings include different prescription programs; information regarding adverse reactions to medicines; and locations to drop off leftover, unused, and expired prescriptions.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

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SENIORCARE RX WISCONSIN Prescription Drug Assistance Program (800) 657-2038 dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS Listed below are inpatient and outpatient programs, treatment centers, and support.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (608) 222-8989 aamadisonwi.org

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

TERESA MCGOVERN CENTER

(608) 280-2720 Central Intake journeymhc.org

Addiction Services Center (608) 222-7311 x104 teresamcgoverncenter.org

LSS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ASSESSMENT CENTER

WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

(608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

(800) 426-2535 - 24hr/365day wi-problemgamblers.org

TELLURIAN, INC. (608) 223-7311 main office & patient services (608) 223-3311 detoxification center tellurian.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8000 ccmadison.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Damascus Road Church facebook.com/drcrecoveryroad

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Door Creek Church facebook.com/celebraterecoveryat doorcreekchurch

HOPE HAVEN

3602 Memorial Dr., Madison 53704 (608) 251-8881 hopehavenhelps@ccmadison.org hopehavenhelps.org Hope Haven has provided affordable and effective residential substance abuse treatment for adults who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction since 1973. Using evidencebased practices, we provide clients with professional care and support during and after treatment. SEPTEMBER 2019–FEBRUARY 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


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Yesteryear, NOT YESTERDAY BY JEAN BACHHUBER AND JEN KLUG

You’ve embarked on the Alzheimer’s journey, where yesterday’s memories may disappear quickly but the details of school days remain clear. You might not know what lies ahead, but you can help your loved one get there with a sense of value and belonging if you travel back in time and reminisce with them. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that plays a major role in learning, memory, and emotions. It’s one of the

first areas affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, which explains why one of the first indications of the disease is repetition of thoughts and the inability to create new memories. Knowing what we do about the brain and how it’s affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, we realize how reminiscing can have such a positive, powerful impact.

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Reminiscing Restores Identity and Sense of Self: Connecting the Best Moments from the Past to Conversations Today. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may start to lose interest in being part of their regular social circles as holding conversations becomes increasingly difficult. They can feel isolated and disconnected from family and friends as they struggle to understand and respond appropriately.


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 65 Through conversations that focus on the past and reminiscing, our loved ones with memory loss can find joy and success in social settings. It’s up to us as caregivers, family members, and friends to change how we communicate with our loved ones. When we do, we’ll see a stronger sense of belonging and interest in being part of the social circle. They will not regain any cognitive loss, but reminiscing can help to improve self-esteem and feelings of inclusion.

3. Smell and Taste. When deciding on the menu for a meal, choose comfort foods from the past. Those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia will enjoy foods that remind them of when they were growing up. You might find a summer afternoon to pick raspberries (like the raspberries our loved ones picked in the backyard growing up) and make homemade jam just like they did years ago.

Mood Lasts Longer than Memories.

4. Tactile. Bring back memories of great feelings through tangible objects. An old quilt, a painting that hung on a wall, a dog leash for someone who had pets growing up, or pet visits may stir up positive thoughts, stories, and memories.

Reminiscing about the good old days can bring great joy, happiness, and positive emotions for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. While the details of the stories may be gone a short time after the conversation ends, the feelings that were connected will linger much longer. Being in a good mood and enjoying these moments together is a quality of life that those living with memory loss and their loved ones can cherish.

Reminiscing Therapy Engages the Senses. There are four methods for successful reminiscing therapy. 1. Aural. Music, poems, prayers, and other familiar sounds can evoke positive memories from the past. You might be surprised when you turn on an old tune from the 1930s or ‘40s and your loved one can sing along, remembering every word. Music and Memories is a popular program in assisted living and memory care communities. 2. Visual. Photos, paintings, and objects that have meaning from the past are also powerful in bringing about positive feelings. Pull out those old photo albums and ask about the pictures and what was happening at that time. There’s often great joy in the walks down memory lane, paging through pictures that were taken when film still needed to be developed.

Reminiscing focuses on memories held dear. You’ll be glad you found the music, asked the questions, and talked about those good old days. You might want to get a notebook and start writing down what you hear, or even record your loved one as they reminisce with you. As caregivers, it’s important we adjust our communication to avoid causing frustration and to provide positive experiences for those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We can recapture the emotions that are an integral part of our loved ones’ memories. As we continue on this journey, find great joy from yesteryear and not yesterday.

Jean Bachhuber is the director of memory services and Jen Klug is regional director of customer service at Oak Park Place. oakparkplace.com

ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE It’s important to be educated on the various supportive programming and living environments to find the best place that fits the progressive needs of an individual. See the Alzheimer’s & Dementia section for additional resources and refer to Wisconsin Department of Health Services at dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia. This category is designed to provide information on housing options tailored to the special needs of individuals with memory/dementia concerns. These communities foster secured environments with specially designed programs and regulated care.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CARE

8210 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3029 jessica@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Lovely studio apartments with specialized, person-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory challenges. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide individualized services and dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

ASTER SENIOR COMMUNITIES

111 & 139 E. Reynolds St. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 333-9306 asterseniorcommunities.com Our memory care community provides dignified, personalized care in an engaging environment that is comfortable, secure, and failure free.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

Jen Klug

8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org The Haven, Attic Angel Community’s memory care residence, provides peaceful and supportive living for adults with Alzheimer’s or related forms JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Did she forget to take her pills? Should she be living alone? Is she happy and safe? If you are worried about a loved one due to memory loss, call Azura today. Join us soon for a cup of coffee, a caring conversation, and a personalized visit of our home.

the life story of each resident to promote dignified connections each day. Come join us for a tour of our welcoming studio and one-bedroom suites.

BROOKDALE MADISON WEST

429 S. Yellowstone Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 277-1010 brookdale.com Our charming community features private residences, restaurant-style dining, a range of amenities, and a full calendar of social and enrichment opportunities. From assisted living to Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide personalized support to help residents live their best lives.

BROOKDALE MIDDLETON STONEFIELD

Call 608-234-7134 today for a tour!

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of dementia. Licensed as a CBRF, the Haven employs dedicated nursing and activities staff with specialty training and expertise. Exceptional programming is a trademark.

AZURA MEMORY CARE

1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the dementia care experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care, and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF MADISON

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 robyn.shearer@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison Our beautiful, secure memory care neighborhood promotes the dignity and individuality of each resident. A specially trained memory care team provides helpful assistance and innovative programming along with therapeutic diets. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF WAUNAKEE

1001 Quinn Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-2322 gina.holm@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/waunakee Our thoughtfully designed memory care community offers the security and comfort BrightStar has become known for. Dementia-trained caregivers embrace

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6701 Stonefield Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-2707 brookdale.com Focusing exclusively on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, our community features a homelike environment that fosters independence and comfort. We offer a personalized approach to care with experienced staff and programs designed to provide purpose, engagement, and enjoyment for residents.

BROOKDALE SUN PRAIRIE

650 Broadway Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 825-9300 brookdale.com Our community features Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a homelike environment. Residents enjoy lovely accommodations, restaurantstyle dining, a full activity calendar, experienced care, and customized programs designed to provide purpose, security, and daily joy.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 67 with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, and secure home environment. Healthcare also on campus.

HERITAGE MONONA MEMORY CARE

COVENANT OAKS MEMORY CARE

435 Prairie Oaks Dr., Verona 53593 (608) 729-9001 noelmanorliving.com The Legacy at Noel Manor features 32 apartments, common living area, dining room, and an outdoor patio for our residents with dementia. We believe loving care, comfort, respect, security, and spirituality are just as important as medical and physical needs.

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6165 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON MEMORY CARE (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

(608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

THE LEGACY AT NOEL MANOR

OAK PARK® PLACE MADISON MEMORY CARE 702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com

Oak Park® Place Memory Care Communities on Madison’s east side provide 24-hour care in a comforting environment along with meals, housekeeping, and a full complement of activities for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Transportation is available for group activities and scheduled outings.

OAK PARK® PLACE SKILLED NURSING

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We work with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

Call today to see how easily neighbors can become family at Brookdale.

We’re close by if you need us. If you’re an older adult living at home, consider a change to Brookdale. We’re located nearby, and we’d love you to see all the life-enhancing amenities available to you. •

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Personalized services from a dedicated, nurturing staff

Opportunities to engage your interests, passions and purpose

Bringing New Life to Senior Living®

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FAMILIES

Taking on the care so you have more time for love.

Assisted living & memory care services of the highest quality. Call today!

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OAKWOOD KNOLL MEMORY CARE

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

PINE VILLA MEMORY CARE

890 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-7343 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Villa Memory Care provides specialized, person-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory challenges. Spacious studio apartments with private baths surround beautiful common spaces, encouraging socialization. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide dignified

assistance to support seniors and their families.

SONRISAS ADULT FAMILY HOME

315-317 Llanos St., Verona 53593 (608) 212-5275 kathyhinzman@yahoo.com sonrisasfamily.com Nestled in the heart of friendly Verona, Wisconsin, Sonrisas is a family-owned, state-licensed Adult Family Home committed to providing 24-hour quality memory care in a homelike setting to four adults. Sonrisas provides families and residents with worry-free living.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5499 independentlivinginc.org

ASSISTED LIVING - AFH Adult Family Home. These private homes contain four or fewer unrelated individuals. Residents receive care above

the level of room and board, which can include up to seven hours per week of licensed nursing care. See dhs.wisconsin .gov for quarterly updated listings.

BRIDGE ADULT FAMILY HOME (608) 444-7710

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, and secure home environment. Healthcare also on campus.

COUNTRY LIVING Adult Family Home (608) 838-6131

DOOR CREEK Adult Family Home (608) 575-4844

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70 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE HOPE & A FUTURE Adult Family Home (608) 831-0243 hopeandafutureinc.org

PLEASANT MEADOWS Adult Family Home (608) 512-7764 Find us on Facebook

ROSEWOOD Adult Family Home (608) 438-1585 Find us on Facebook

UNIFIED Adult Family Home (608) 838-8612 facebook.com/unifiedafh

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF Community Based Residential Facility. Designed specifically for aging adults needing more advanced care, CBRFs are appropriate for individuals with general/ frail requirements. They provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry similar

to RCACs but also includes no more than three hours per week of licensed nursing care. CBRFs can work for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring. See dhs.wisconsin.gov for quarterly updated listings.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful studio, one- and twobedroom apartments with private baths and kitchenettes, providing the perfect blend of supportive services for All Saints Neighborhood. Registered nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

ASTER SENIOR COMMUNITIES

111 & 139 E. Reynolds St. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 333-9306 asterseniorcommunities.com Our assisted-living community offers a variety of premier services and amenities designed to enhance one’s sense of independence while encouraging a lifestyle full of meaning and purpose.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, THE HAVEN (MEMORY CARE) (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

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BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF MADISON

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 robyn.shearer@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison BrightStar Senior Living is a community where friendships are fostered and each moment is celebrated. We have the clinical expertise to support individuals with complex needs. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites. Chefprepared meals.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF WAUNAKEE

BROOKDALE MIDDLETON CENTURY AVE

6916 Century Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 827-8777 brookdale.com Our assisted-living community is in a quiet residential neighborhood near restaurants, shopping, and services. We feature an open-concept kitchen, restaurant-style dining, plenty of amenities, and a full activity calendar along with the daily support to make the most of life.

spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonseniorliving.com Home nestled in a park-like setting with gardens, plus patios for relaxing

on warm days and a cozy fireplace for winter days. Exceptional care and attention to detail provided by qualified caregivers. Owner/manager and Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker/UW Alumnae lives on site as well, which offers the best care possible.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

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1001 Quinn Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-2322 gina.holm@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/waunakee Open November 2018, the newest BrightStar Senior Living community offers all the comforts of home along with personalized care and clinical expertise. The community features studio, one- and two-bedroom deluxe suites; chef-prepared meals; and engaging social programming to meet every need.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


72 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE HERITAGE MONONA (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

MAPLEWOOD VILLAGE ASSISTED LIVING APARTMENTS (608) 643-8494 maplewoodsaukprairie.com

NOEL MANOR RETIREMENT LIVING

471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona 53593 (608) 620-6010 noelmanorliving.com Noel Manor Retirement Living offers complete apartments with kitchenette and private bathroom (studios also available). Our staff provide compassionate caregiving in a supportive environment filled with engaging activities.

OAKWOOD MEADOWS ADVANCED ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

OAKWOOD SEASONS ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, The Pines Assisted SEPTEMBER 2019–FEBRUARY 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


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THE RISE ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

TABOR OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6175 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

ASSISTED LIVING - RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex. Licensing renewals and dates vary— please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. Designed specifically for independent adults 55+, and provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Each apartment has a lockable entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. RCACs are not

recommended for those with Alzheimer’srelated dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

ASTER SENIOR COMMUNITIES

111 & 139 E. Reynolds St. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 333-9306 asterseniorcommunities.com Our assisted-living community offers a variety of premier services and amenities designed to enhance one’s sense of independence while encouraging a lifestyle full of meaning and purpose.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5499 independentlivinginc.org

WAUNAKEE MANOR

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801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor’s CBRF highlights cozy studio apartments. This semiindependent setting is for men and women who are unable to live alone, yet are not in need of nursing home care. Supportive services, such as meals, laundry, housekeeping, and health monitoring by professional staff, are offered 24/7.

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74 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org Attic Angel offers two options for RCAC assisted living: one- and two-bedroom apartments for more independent living with scheduled services as needed, and one-bedroom suites and studios for assisted living where nursing staff is available 24/7. Gorgeous grounds and exceptional living are our trademarks.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

THE GARDENS managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 204-0900 independentlivinginc.org

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

HERITAGE MONONA (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

HYLAND PARK – SUN PRAIRIE

881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 834-2073 capricommunities.com Hyland offers all the comforts and privacy of home within beautiful, historic Sun Prairie. You’ll love our large, beautiful apartments and many on-site and nearby amenities. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living, or memory care, you’ll find it here.

MULBERRY – WHITEWATER

1255 W. Main St., Whitewater 53190 (262) 473-4515 capricommunities.com Whether you are looking to live an independent lifestyle in an apartment of your own, need some help with activities

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OAK PARK® PLACE MADISON ASSISTED LIVING

702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place offers assisted living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Twentyfour-hour care is provided along with meals, housekeeping services, and a full

complement of activities. Transportation is available for group activities and regularly scheduled outings.

treadmill, exercise equipment, and spa suite. Extra services include personal care.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

WAUNAKEE MANOR

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 1936 Tennyson Ln., Madison 53704 (608) 268-5499 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org New! Beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments are ready for residents. Near Warner Park, this community has dining options, housekeeping services, and a Health & Wellness Center with warm water therapy pool, underwater

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com When you’re looking for the support of assisted-living services, Waunakee Manor provides a variety of options and services. All of our assisted-living options foster independence but offer the reassuring back up of professional staff and services 24/7.

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CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY - CCRC Larger retirement community with accommodations for independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care offering residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of their life in a CCRC, moving between levels of care as needed.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison The accredited, not-for-profit Capitol Lakes is the only CCRC that offers cultural living in the heart of downtown Madison with all levels of care for your future:

IT’S BETTER

HERE Capitol Lakes puts downtown Madison right outside your door. Art walks, jazz festivals, farmers markets— enjoy the best the city has to offer every day. Call today to learn more about our extraordinary retirement living: 608-283-2046

333 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703 retirement.org/Madison Capitol Lakes is a Pacific Retirement Services community and an equal housing opportunity.

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independent living, assisted living, memory care, and Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

OAK PARK® PLACE

618-719 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place is committed to promoting independence through its full continuum of care. Serving seniors with skilled nursing/orthopedic rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and independent living on Madison’s east side, Oak Park® Place actively supports local community programs.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 18 acres on Madison’s east side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 36 wooded acres on Madison’s west side, an impressive


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 77 community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE

(608) 849-5016 waunakeemanor.com

(608) 251-4446 x7 movin-out.org

DANE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

HOUSING RESOURCES Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Caregiver Information category.

Carrie K – APFM 14 Years Local Experience Madison (608) 287-8090 carriek@aplaceformom.com Free consultation about senior resources. Carrie can help narrow your search based on: care needs, location,

line ranging from barrier free showers to walk in tubs. Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, offering accessibility solutions that are customizable to meet your needs!

MOVIN’ OUT, INC.

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WAUNAKEE MANOR

A PLACE FOR MOM

timing, and budget. Carrie has 14 years of experience helping families find the right senior resources. Call Carrie today to get started.

O’CONNELL PHARMACY

(608) 224-3636 dcha.net

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF GREATER MADISON (608) 257-0853 fairhousingwisconsin.com

GANSER COMPANY AND BATH PLANET OF MADISON

1906 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison 53713 (608) 222-1243 appointmentcenter@gansercompany.com gansercompany .com Ganser Company and Bath Planet of Madison offer an exclusive product

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy proudly services long term care communities within a two hour radius from Sun Prairie. We offer blister-cards, strip-packs, medboxes or bottles, consultations, staff training, free delivery, and countless other services and communication tools to meet everyone’s needs.

Your New Adventure Awaits! There’s no doubt about it... life is better when it’s filled with good friends & fun things to do.

Pheasant Branch Middleton - 55+ 608-836-5905

Angell Park

Greentree Glen

Willard Haus

608-837-9400

608-274-5161

608-752-3060

Sun Prairie - 55+

Madison - 62+

Income restrictions may apply

Janesville - 55+

Each property is unique in all it has to offer the independant senior.

First Senior I & II Frost Woods I & II Monona - 55+ Janesville - 55+ 608-516-4280 608-289-2200

Burr Oaks

Madison - 62+

608-206-2356

1 & 2 bedroom apartments Non-smoking communities 24-hour emergency maintenance Professional, on-site management

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Enjoy the Nature of Great Retirement

OAKWOOD’S TWO CAMPUSES are thriving communities set in beautiful natural surroundings. Walking paths, resident gardens, and integrated landscaping invite you to explore. Paired with best-in-class life enrichment programming, you will find ample opportunities to learn, grow and be a part of a close-knit community. Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Drive Madison

University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Road Madison

Learn more at www.oakwoodvillage.net

RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com Real Estate Masters­­—assisting seniors’ transitions to new homes.

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES Designed specifically for independent adults 55+ able to live on their own who desire the security, enjoyment, and conveniences of community living with amenities, such as meals, housekeeping, and organized social programs. Some Independent Living apartments/ communities accept financial assistance through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. For more information, please see the Housing Resources and Subsidized Housing categories.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MAIN STREET APARTMENTS

511 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3535 cyndi@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful independent apartments include in the monthly rent a variety of services to make your life easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal Monday through Friday. An array of dining, education, and entertainment opportunities are also just steps away at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR APARTMENTS

8202 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2222 mnaegle@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Gracious independent one- and twobedroom apartments located on Madison’s west side, offering new friends, engaging activities, and carefree living. An array of dining, education, and entertainment opportunities are also available at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street, just a short stroll across the skywalk.

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426 Park St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-9400 angellpark@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Angell Park is located within walking distance of the downtown Sun Prairie shopping district. The community features heated underground parking, large community room for social gatherings, hair salon, fitness center, and much more.

THE ARBORS AT OAK PARK® PLACE

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com The Arbors at Oak Park® Place offers independent living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Housekeeping, meals, indoor parking, activities, and transportation for group activities are all included. Pets are welcome to reside with you at Oak Park® Place.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Kelly.DuBois@atticangel.org atticangel.org Our Prairie Point neighborhood features 123 homes for independent living, while Attic Angel Place offers 74 one- and two-bedroom apartments with services. Our senior community comes with builtin access to additional levels of care as needed, from rehabilitation and assisted living to memory care.

BURR OAKS

2417 Cypress Way, Madison 53713 (608) 250-2585 burroaks@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Burr Oaks is the gateway to Madison’s attractions. Amenities include heated underground parking, a large community room for social gatherings, a deck or patio on each apartment, energy star appliances, a third-floor terrace, and much more.


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333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This not-for-profit, continuing-care retirement community welcomes seniors age 62+ to enjoy life in the heart of downtown Madison. Choose from spacious independent living apartments with cultural activities, fine amenities, and a lifetime of continuing care.

EDGERTON RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

505 Stoughton Rd., Edgerton 53534 (608) 884-9009 era@bmcmadison.com bmcmadison.com A lovely apartment community designed for older adults 62+ and

disabled persons. Our community consists of 24 one-bedroom apartment homes. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FIRST SENIOR I & II

1720 E. Memorial Dr. and 1801 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville 53545 (608) 289-2200 firstsenior@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com First Senior I & II offer one- and twobedroom apartment homes. Built in an established neighborhood, both communities are smoke free and offer an independent, maintenance-free lifestyle. The community prides itself on creating a friendly, comfortable living environment with activities to keep you busy and social.

FROST WOODS I & II

101 and 201 Frost Woods Rd. Monona 53716 (608) 516-4280 frostwoods@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Frost Woods features both market-rate and affordable apartment homes in a quiet neighborhood setting. Amenities include heated underground parking, a community room for socializing, an active social event calendar, elevator access, and much more.

THE GARDENS

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0900 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Wonderful retirement community with tower and garden apartments in the Hilldale neighborhood. Amenities include housekeeping, dining service, art gallery, on-site salon, satellite TV, computer/business center, concerts/ programs, underground parking, and JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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access to 24-hour staff. Extra services include personal care.

GENESIS APARTMENTS

230 S. Oak St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-8600 customerservice@genesishousinginc.org bmcmadison.com Convenient, affordable apartment community designed for age 62+ or handicapped/disabled persons. Income limits apply, rental assistance may be available. Located in the heart of downtown Oregon and Brooklyn. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

kitchens, decks or patios on each apartment, a monthly events calendar, and much more.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON

6206 Maywood Ave., Middleton 53562 (608) 831-7004 jkrause@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com

Heritage Middleton offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independentliving option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful apartment home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

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GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

924 Jackson St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-7855 greenspire@sbcglobal.net Designed for older adults 62+ and disabled persons. Our community consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments nestled in a park-like area and is just a few blocks from Downtown Stoughton. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Nursing staff 7 days/week Rehabilitation gym On-site therapy Pub/social area

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Chef-prepared cuisine Spa rooms Patios and courtyard Coordinated activities/outings

Heritage Monona • 111 Owen Rd. • 608-441-9990 Heritage Middleton • 6234 Maywood Ave. • 608-831-7004 www.heritagesenior.com

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211 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 (608) 441-9990 tpowless@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Monona offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independent-living option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

HERITAGE OAKS AND THE OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Spacious apartment homes set in a wooded campus filled with amenities. Robust life enrichment program features cultural opportunities and lifelong learning, making Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

NOEL MANOR RETIREMENT LIVING

471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona 53593 (608) 620-6010 noelmanorliving.com Noel Manor Retirement Living is a premier retirement living community located in beautiful Verona, Wisconsin. The staff provide extraordinary independent living, assisted living, and memory care for your loved one with compassion and grace.

PHEASANT BRANCH

6430 Pheasant Ln., Middleton 53562 (608) 836-5905 pheasantbranch@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Pheasant Branch features one- and twobedroom apartment homes with a deck or patio. Located near a beautiful nature preserve and walking path, a community room for social gatherings, weekly events, a library, a sunroom, and much more are there for your enjoyment.

PINE GLEN SENIOR APARTMENTS

930 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-3331 kelly@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Glen Senior Apartments provides gracious independent apartments, just a short drive from Madison’s west side. A variety of services are included in the monthly

rent to make life a little easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal served Monday through Friday.

PIONEER PRAIRIE, SETTLERS RIDGE AND THE GRASSLANDS

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Thoughtfully designed apartment homes conveniently located between

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INDEPENDENT, ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE Our mission is to take care of our loved ones with compassion and grace.

Designed to accommodate the life of the resident. One purchases the right to occupy a unit, usually a town house, condo, or suite, along with use of facilities, such as a gym or spa. Residents pay an upfront fee in addition to a monthly fee, which covers maintenance and other expenses. When the resident leaves, the lease may be sold to another individual. The development may or may not offer a buyback option.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, APARTMENTS WITH SERVICES (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

Call For A Tour 608-620-6010 471 Prairie Way Blvd. • Verona, WI 608-620-6010 • noelmanorliving.com

downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Robust life enrichment programming makes life at Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

WAUNAKEE MANOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor retirement duplexes and apartments are designed for those looking for a retirement community. Our lovely duplexes, cozy efficiencies, and one-bedroom apartments maintain independence yet provide the assurance and support of 24/7 professional staff.

WHITCOMB SQUARE SENIOR APARTMENTS

4909-4911, 4914, 4929 Whitcomb Dr. and 6 Whitcomb Cir., Madison 53711 (608) 577-2451

info@kellerrealestategroup.com KellerApartments.com Sixty-six luxury apartment residences in four buildings located in wooded Orchard Ridge. Close to shopping and the bus line. Spacious apartments with underground garages. Well-maintained, nicely landscaped buildings and 24hour maintenance service. No pets, no smoking. Sizes from 920 to 2,100 square feet, all two bedroom, most with two baths.

WILLARD HAUS

2707 N. Lexington Dr., Janesville 53545 (608) 752-3060 willardhaus@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Willard Haus features one- and twobedroom apartment homes conveniently located adjacent to Woodman’s Food Market in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. The lively community offers an array of activities for its residents. Willard Haus is a smoke-free building that ensures an independent, maintenance-free lifestyle.

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ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, PRAIRIE POINT HOMES (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

OLYMPIC VILLAGE AT SUN PRAIRIE managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5500 independentlivinginc.org

SKILLED NURSING CARE/ REHABILITATION Provides 24-hour licensed nursing services for those who need rehabilitative care or medical services too complex to be handled by an RCAC, CBRF, or AFH. Generally, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care. Medicare pays only for medically necessary skilled nursing/ rehab facilities or home healthcare.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org Providing short-term rehabilitation care, Attic Angel’s Health Center features private suites and a dedicated rehab unit. Residents enjoy all the amenities and activities of our beautiful facility and exceptional grounds.


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334 W. Doty St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2145 madison@retirement.org skillednursingrehab.org The professional interdisciplinary team at Capitol Lakes offers the public Medicare-certified subacute care, shortand long-term skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services. Speed your recovery with innovative inpatient and outpatient care and virtual rehabilitation therapy provided in a comforting environment.

DYCORA TRANSITIONAL HEALTH BEAVER DAM (920) 887-7191 dycora.com

HEBRON OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6201 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4253 oakwoodvillage.net Hebron Oaks provides short-term rehabilitation services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s west side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran

congregations. Locally operated since 1948.

MAPLEWOOD OF SAUK PRAIRIE

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245 Sycamore St., Sauk City 53583 (608) 643-3383 maplewoodsaukprairie.com Maplewood’s premier rehab program, with physical, occupational and speech therapies, allows a person to return home. With both indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art therapy gyms, the ability to simulate homelife situations during a therapy session promotes a successful transition back home. Rehab services can be either out-patient or in-patient -which includes skilled nursing care.

OAK PARK® PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and

When you’re here, you’re home • Competitive rates • In-house full time occupational, physical and speech therapies, dietitian & life enrichment programs • Dakim Brain Fitness System • Visit our award-winning facility to learn more! Contact Jessica for more info: (608) 768-5808 jgood@ramchealth.org www.ramchealth.com

A partner of Reedsburg Area Medical Center

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PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4620

oakwoodvillage.net

The Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term rehabilitation services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s east side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

REEDSBURG AREA SENIOR LIFE CENTER

2350 N. Dewey Ave. , Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6577 ramchealth.com The award winning Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center offers assisted-living apartments; private long-term care

rooms; and short-term, one-on-one rehabilitation. Life is a journey and we are committed to helping you make new memories, new friends, and continuing YOUR quality journey!

SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CENTER

228 W. Main St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5959 info@sunprairiehc.com sunprairiehc.com We promote functional independence, prevention of further disability, and maintenance of complete well-being. Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to returning patients to their home, retirement, or assisted-living residences. In the event long-term care is necessary, preservation of skills and abilities is our priority.

WAUNAKEE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Our multifaceted, dynamic community offers spacious private and semiprivate rooms with bathrooms included.

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Interdisciplinary staff strive to provide comprehensive care combined with sensitivity and respect. Amenities include an in-house beauty salon, outdoor courtyard, on-site religious services, and dedicated activities department.

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING Apartments/housing based on the resident’s adjusted gross income and use of subsidies provided by the government.

CENTRAL PARK APARTMENTS – LAVALLE (608) 985-8383 or (608) 985-7513

MAPLE RIDGE APARTMENTS – REEDSBURG (608) 524-1948

MONONA MEADOWS (608) 221-4422 rhf.org

SOUTH MEADOW APARTMENTS – EVANSVILLE (608) 882-4518


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Home Care Providers STEP INTO THE GAP BY RENE GIBBS-THARPE

Once upon a time, children stayed in their hometowns and took care of their elderly parents as they aged. Outsourcing care for an elderly parent would have been unthinkable 60 years ago, but that reality is changing. By 2030, 56 million Americans (20 percent of the population) will be 65+. The population of Americans 85+ will triple by 2040 and reach 19 million by 2050. With adult children increasingly

living farther away, the country is facing a crisis in eldercare. Even if adult children live nearby, chances are they are working full-time and raising a family. Sixty percent of family caregivers have jobs, meaning they often must make workplace accommodations, leading to stress. What’s more, their work and family obligations often make it impossible for them to give their parents adequate care. Studies show that family caregivers without

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help report poorer overall health and lost wages. It’s often at this point, when the adult child can no longer support their parent’s independence, that they have “the talk.” The subject of assisted living is usually an unwelcome topic, even when it’s no longer practical, safe, or sustainable to live at home alone. However, staying at home and being unsafe or moving into assisted


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living and giving up independence are no longer the only options. There is a third way: finding professional home care providers. Home care providers step into the gap for those who need assistance but are not ready to leave their homes. These providers bring a holistic approach to maintaining health and well-being for the seniors they serve. They complement healthcare by helping with invisible labor, such as laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. Now they can have the best of both worlds: independence and safety. Anne is 88 years old and, until recently, she alone cared for her husband, John, who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Like many in her generation, Anne was trying to care for John without outside support because she wanted to maintain her independence. Caring for John, her husband of 63 years, was a point of pride and duty. This is, after all, the greatest generation. They’re not always comfortable asking for help or admitting when they need it. Anne’s family worried as their mom struggled with memory issues, didn’t eat well, and made numerous hospital visits. It was clear that the stress and exhaustion of caring for their dad alone was too much. Anne’s family is scattered throughout the country, making it all but impossible to give their parents the daily support they now need.

Faced with a potential crisis, Anne’s family found Agape, a team of compassionate specialists trained in eldercare. Agape partners with the entire family to support Anne and John’s independence, and to bring peace of mind to their family. Agape’s care specialists support the family by visiting Anne and John for two hours twice a day. They help Anne maintain proper nutrition by assisting with shopping, keep a tidy living space by doing light housekeeping, and help her stay healthy by managing her medication schedule. This took a great deal of burden off Anne. She could return to some of the things that supported her health, like exercise, and that gave her joy, like reading the paper. And it took the burden off her children worrying about their parents. They are now confident that both their mother and father are in good hands, safe, cared for, and as healthy as possible. Agape is devoted to holistic care that provides for clients’ dietary needs, hygiene requirements, and basic home needs. Beyond ensuring the physical health of clients, Agape professionals support clients’ social well-being by providing companionship and stimulation. To ensure compatibility, caregivers’ interests are matched to those of clients. At the end of the day, the mission is to help seniors age in place gracefully, joyfully, and with peace of mind.

Rene Gibbs-Tharpe is the founder and CEO of Agape Services LLC.

ADULT DAY CENTERS These are nonresidential facilities providing activities for the elderly and special-needs individuals. Most centers operate 10 to 12 hours a day and provide meals, social/recreational activities, and general supervision. These centers enable caregivers to go to work or to obtain a break from their responsibilities.

ADULT DAY CENTER

5401 Fen Oak Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 826-8106 touradc@ccmadison.org adultdaycentermadison.org We provide an affordable alternative to in-home healthcare with support and respite for you while your loved one is in a safe, social, fun environment and receiving care from professional staff. Services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

BARABOO AREA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (608) 356-8464 Find us on Facebook

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

ELITE DAY SERVICES LLC – JEFFERSON (920) 988-2524

HOMEWARD BOUND – BARABOO (608) 356-4666 hwbcare.com

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (877) 745-1440 nadsa.org

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REMINISCE ADULT DAY SERVICES – REEDSBURG (608) 495-1344 reminsceadultdayservices.com

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY This is equipment or technology that helps a person function better or more comfortably, perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), or live more independently.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE, INC.

3810 Milwaukee St., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8484 or (800) 362-9877 info@accesstoind.org accesstoind.org Over 1,000 devices for a variety of needs are available to try out for free, and many can be borrowed at no cost. Technology services also include assistance locating, financing, setting up, and learning to use a variety of devices.

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

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(800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP) (608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov/pages/programs/tepp.aspx

WISCONSIN RELAY SYSTEM - 711 (608) 234-4781 wisconsinrelay.com

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 89 CARE MANAGERS Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with healthcare needs for aging adults.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Caring for Caregivers Program Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com If you are caring for an older adult age 60+ who is still living independently, or for someone of any age living with dementia, “Caring for Caregivers grants” cover small home modifications and assistive devices. Call to see if you are eligible.

ATEMPO LLC (608) 335-8218 Nancy Nie RN, CCM, CLNC, CNLCP

Can’t Hear on the Phone? Get a NO-COST CapTel Captioned Telephone!

The CapTel® Captioned Telephone shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says, letting you read anything you cannot hear over the phone. CapTel is a NO-COST, federally funded technology available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To qualify, users need: • Hearing loss • Internet connection • Landline telephone service CapTel 2400i includes Bluetooth® connectivity and Speakerphone

800-233-9130 CapTel.com

REQUIREMENTS: Hearing Loss, High Speed Internet, Dial-tone No-Cost Phone with valid third-party certification is subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service. CapTel captioning service is intended exclusively for individuals with hearing loss. CapTel® is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. (v1.5 7-18)

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CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS Below are listings for emergency response systems; remote monitoring/ sensing; and off-site, direct-care response systems for use at one’s residence.

ADT SECURITY SERVICES (608) 216-2292 adt.com/senior-safety

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 91 LIFE ASSIST USA (608) 831-1688 Middleton office lifeassistusa.com

PROJECT LIFESAVER - BEAVER DAM POLICE DEPARTMENT Lieutenant Brandon Stommel (920) 887-4613 x504

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

VoiceCare (855) 332-6882 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com Subscribers wear a pendant that can be activated in the event of a fall or other emergency. Activating VoiceCare alerts monitoring center personnel who will contact the subscriber or designated emergency responders as needed.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL LIFE ASSIST MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2372 stoughtonhospital.com

HOME MODIFICATION ADAPTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home Safety Modification 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org On-site professional review plus staff carpenter to make the changes you need. Adaptations include grab bars, tub cutouts, ramps, and hand rails; we coordinate installation of lifts and supply medical equipment (commodes to bath benches and more). Ask about our grants.

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

HOME ORGANIZATION MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering downsizing and organizing with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning

(608) 234-7440 adaptiveremodelingsolutions.com

DESIGN COALITION (608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

GANSER COMPANY AND BATH PLANET OF MADISON

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1906 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison 53713 (608) 222-1243 appointmentcenter@gansercompany.com gansercompany.com Ganser Company and Bath Planet of Madison offer an exclusive product line ranging from barrier-free showers to walk-in tubs. Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, offering accessibility solutions that are customizable to meet your needs!

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HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS ACCESSIBILITY PLUS Dane, Columbia, Jefferson, and Dodge Counties (608) 230-5836 accessibilityplusonline.com

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

SAFE At Home (608) 223-7970 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com SAFE At Home is offered by SSM Health at Home in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and is available to those 60+ living in Dane County. The program provides an in-home safety assessment and six months of follow up.

IN-HOME MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS Only licensed agencies are allowed to provide medical services including medication management; medical social services; skilled nursing; medical staff; bathing; home health aide services; and occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Agencies may be certified to invoice Medicare, Medicaid, or longterm care insurance. Contact the agency for services and billing information. Some may offer respite care in your home. Check the Palliative Care category in the Health section too.

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

We are a nonprofit healthcare organization offering a comprehensive variety of services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Services include skilled nursing, physical/occupational/speech therapy, medical social services, infusion/ enteral therapies, home telemonitoring, hospice, and palliative care.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides comprehensive services, including 24/7 on-call registered nurses; home health aides; social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Also provides skilled nursing care, case management, medication monitoring, wound care, IV therapy, and education regarding chronic disease management. Medicare and Medicaid certified/Joint Commission accredited.

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomewi.com

We can help you stay safe & well at home. Age at Home is non-medical in-home care from a trusted, local nonprofit. We can help with personal care, housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders and more—so you can stay independent at home.

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VISITING PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (608) 807-1600 visitingphysicians.com/vpa-locations /wisconsin

IN-HOME NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE Listings offer a variety of nonmedical care and assistance in one’s residence. Examples include: • Chore Care—typically light housekeeping, laundry, gardening, home repair, meal preparation, and shopping. •​ Companion Care—typically companionship for a patient, allowing the caregiver to run errands, perform chores, sleep, or enjoy a break. • Personal Care—typically aid for individuals experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Services include bathing, grooming, meals, walking, dressing, and toileting.

AGAPE SERVICES

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

AGE AT HOME BY AGRACE

COMFORCARE

555 D’Onofrio Dr., Ste. 3 Madison 53719 (608) 473-1516 agapeserviceswi@gmail.com seniorservicesmadison.com It is our goal to help seniors in our community in maintaining their independence as they age in place in the comforts of their own home by keeping healthy, safety, and quality of life central to our care services.

(608) 327-7456 info@ageathome.org ageathome.org Age at Home by Agrace is nonmedical in-home care from a trusted, local nonprofit. Our kind, capable staff can help with personal care, housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders, and more­— so you can stay independent at home.

3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison Your loved one deserves care that’s extraordinary. At BrightStar Care, our Registered Nurse Director of Nursing leads experienced, trustworthy, compassionate caregivers who provide a full range of medical and nonmedical services in the comfort and safety of home.

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an

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every day, in every way • Family owned & operated local business • Providing non-medical, in-home care • Complimentary in-home consultation • Flexible hourly care • Assistance with activities of daily living • Friendly companionship • Medication reminders • Respite care • Caregivers background checked • Personal care

effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON

COMFORT KEEPERS

(608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

(608) 218-4861 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

HOME CHORE ASSISTANCE MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Deb and Tracy Teske Sisters/Co-Owners/Directors

6401 Odana Rd, Ste 15, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 819-0665, dteske@visitingangels.com VisitingAngels.com

Home and Personal Care Services 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Personal care assistance includes bathing, getting in/out of bed, dressing, companionship, and more. Home health aides are carefully screened. Home care services include light housecleaning, laundry, yardwork, errands, and other chores for you. We also take care of medication management.

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NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES – CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. As a member, one can obtain referrals to high-quality vendors who offer home healthcare. Members can receive automated daily check-in services at no additional charge.


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 95 STOUGHTON HOSPITAL TRUSTED HANDS

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides affordable and professional personal care and companionship services. Services include cooking, light cleaning, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, and respite for caregivers. Trusted Hands employees are hired and screened by Stoughton Hospital.

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

VISITING ANGELS LAS

1001 Madison Ave., Ste. C Fort Atkinson 53538 (877) 276-7039 asuter@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com/fortatkinson Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication

reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

LIVE-IN SUPPORT BRIGHTSTAR CAREÂŽ (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

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Finding THE RIGHT FIT INDIVIDUAL CAREGIVERS VS. AGENCY BY WENDY SULZER

Finding home care for yourself or a loved one can feel overwhelming. Most people have never shopped for homecare services before, and there are over 20 care agencies in Dane County alone. Some families decide to skip the search for an agency and hire their own caregivers. While this might be the best fit in some cases, there are downsides and risks to doing so that many families fail to consider.

Hiring your own staff will cost less on an hourly basis, but many families don’t think about the details involved when you become someone’s employer. You’ll be responsible for finding, interviewing, and hiring a person that you think will be a good fit for your loved one, which can be a lengthy task and may involve rate negotiations, agreements about taking time off, and ongoing schedule coordination.

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You’ll also be responsible for having the hard conversations: what if they aren’t the right fit after they’ve already started? What if their performance or attendance becomes an issue? Moreover, you’ll need to have an understanding of current laws regarding household employees, such as when you are required to pay overtime and the amount of taxes


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 97 you’re required to withhold. Many families have realized too late that they’re not withholding the proper taxes, which can lead to unexpected expenses, including fines. The biggest risk many families overlook is employee injuries. Many think their homeowner’s insurance provides coverage, but the most common caregiver injury is a back injury, which is typically not covered. An agency takes care of the details related to employment, including insurance, background checks, employee management, and maintaining your schedule, allowing you to regain your role as family member instead of caregiver and care coordinator. Services can often begin the same day you call. In addition, many agencies have a nurse on staff to oversee the care being provided, and some will even help submit information to your long-term care insurance company.

they’ve developed over many years. While each client is unique, the larger and more experienced agencies have helped thousands of families through similar situations, so they can help you navigate some of the more challenging situations and decisions you will encounter. Take the time to carefully consider the pros and cons of all your options because finding the right care partner for you and your family will greatly ease your day-to-day stress on your journey of receiving care services.

Wendy Sulzer is the director of home care at Brightstar Care® of Madison, Janesville, Baraboo, La Crosse, Racine, and Milwaukee.

MEAL PLANS/DELIVERY INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Evening Meals On Wheels 1936 Tennyson Ln., Madison 53704 (608) 204-0923 meals@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Great meals delivered to your door! Fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals are made daily and delivered by trained volunteers between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Customized diets include diabetic, low sodium, gluten sensitive, and vegetarian. Accredited program with menus reviewed by a dietitian.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME– MEALS ON WHEELS (Madison, Middleton, Monona, Sun Prairie only) (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Perhaps the biggest benefit to working with a homecare agency is gaining access to the expertise

Suppliers listed typically sell, rent, or loan a range of home medical equipment and supplies. Check also the Health and Aging & Caregiver Resources sections.

INDIVIDUAL + – – –

Lower hourly cost No coverage in case employee quits or gets sick Employer responsibilities Financial risk related to injuries

AGENCY – + + + +

Higher hourly cost Ability to start services quickly Allows you to focus on being family Clinical oversight/expertise Assistance with insurance submissions

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc. 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC Life-Sustaining Equipment (608) 252-7000 mge.com/lifesupport

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Big City Services Small Town Setting New One-Bedroom Assisted Living Apartments Now Open! Call today to learn more!

Senior Living Apartments • Assisted Living • Memory Care

(608) 643-5433 1050 Prairie Street, Prairie du Sac

pinesprairiedusac.com

O’CONNELL PHARMACY

302 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5949 stephanie@oconnellpharmacy.com oconnellpharmacy.com O’Connell Pharmacy’s goal is to keep as many people in their homes as safe and as healthy as possible! This is why we offer free medbox, monthly, auto-fill, and delivery programs so that everyone has access to complete pharmacy care!

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

RESPITE CARE

relieve unpaid primary caregivers whose patients require constant supervision and cannot be left alone due to mental or physical problems. This care can be provided at an Adult Day Center, in your own residence, or at a facility.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org All Saints Assisted Living offers shortterm care designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Registered nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities can help seniors regain a new zest for life.

Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to

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ASTER SENIOR COMMUNITIES

111 & 139 E. Reynolds St. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 333-9306 asterseniorcommunities.com We offer personal and medical support on a daily basis. Our team is highly trained and is dedicated to the health and well-being of our Aster Assisted Living families. Services can be tailored to individual resident needs.

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com The Pines Assisted Living offers shortterm care designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Registered nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities can help a senior regain their zest for life.


SSM Health at Home Trusted care that travels from our home to yours.

SSM Health at Home offers a range of services all with one goal: to keep our patients as safe and independent as possible at home. From home care after an injury or surgery to medical equipment deliveries and hospice care,

SSMHeal�h® at Home

SSM Health at Home can provide patients the comprehensive care they need to remain at home. To learn more about the services we offer or to request more information, please call 800-924-2273 or visit ssmhealthathomeWl.com.


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Journey of Aging - South Central WI September 2019-February 2020  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...

Journey of Aging - South Central WI September 2019-February 2020  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...